The Impact of Stereo Display on Student Understanding of Phases of the Moon

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617194
Title:
The Impact of Stereo Display on Student Understanding of Phases of the Moon
Authors:
Ximena, Cid; Ramon, Lopez
Abstract:
Understanding lunar phases requires three-dimensional information about the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun, thus using a stereo display in instruction might improve student comprehension of lunar phases or other topics in basic astronomy. We conducted a laboratory 15 sections on phases of the Moon as part of the introductory astronomy classes. Half of the laboratories were taught using stereo visualizations projected by a portable GeoWall system running the AstroWall software, while the other half of the laboratories were identical, but without stereo. We found that both sets of laboratories showed a statistically significant gain in student comprehension, but that there was no statistical difference between the stereo laboratories and the nonstereo laboratories. We conclude that there is no advantage to using a stereo display in teaching about lunar phases.
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Arlington
Citation:
Cid, X. C., & Lopez, R. E. (2010). The impact of stereo display on student understanding of phases of the moon. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010105-010107.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617194
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge; General Teaching Strategies
Content:
Sun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar phases)
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorXimena, Ciden
dc.contributor.authorRamon, Lopezen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T20:54:35Zen
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dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationCid, X. C., & Lopez, R. E. (2010). The impact of stereo display on student understanding of phases of the moon. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010105-010107.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617194en
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding lunar phases requires three-dimensional information about the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun, thus using a stereo display in instruction might improve student comprehension of lunar phases or other topics in basic astronomy. We conducted a laboratory 15 sections on phases of the Moon as part of the introductory astronomy classes. Half of the laboratories were taught using stereo visualizations projected by a portable GeoWall system running the AstroWall software, while the other half of the laboratories were identical, but without stereo. We found that both sets of laboratories showed a statistically significant gain in student comprehension, but that there was no statistical difference between the stereo laboratories and the nonstereo laboratories. We conclude that there is no advantage to using a stereo display in teaching about lunar phases.en
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dc.titleThe Impact of Stereo Display on Student Understanding of Phases of the Moonen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Texas, Arlingtonen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.constructGeneral Teaching Strategiesen
dc.istar.contentSun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar phases)en
dc.istar.nationCanadaen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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