Understanding Learner’s Mental Models of a Task as Shaped by the Physical Fidelity of a Learning Environment

  title={Understanding Learner’s Mental Models of a Task as Shaped by the Physical Fidelity of a Learning Environment},
  author={M. Alfred and M. Lee and David M. Neyens and A. Gramopadhye},
The purpose of this research is to identify how different levels of physical fidelity – a 2D simulation, a 3D virtual environment and a physical environmentimpacted the proficiency of participants who learned to construct a circuit on a breadboard. In an initial study, the researchers identified differences in proficiency, defined by circuit construction time, diagram accuracy, and correct circuit construction among participants in the three conditions. The results of this initial study, while… Expand
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