Computer Assisted Education


Computer Assisted Education


LabLENI (Valencia, Spain)




Computer Assisted Education is a project that intends to study the efficacy of new natural interfaces (Augmented Reality, multi-touch interfaces and tabletop systems) as tools to improve the knowledge acquisition of students.

Application of new technologies to the learning processes.

The main objective of this project is the study the efficacy of new natural interfaces as tools to improve knowledge acquisition. A series of interfaces and educational applications will be tested and the results of the knowledge acquired with and without the use of the new interfaces will be compared.

The Regional Ministry for Education is a key collaborator in this project. The Foundation for Innovation in Childhood of the Autonomous Region of Valencia (FICVC) will supply the didactic content to be developed.

Pilot tests have already been carried out for this project. The most important of which was developed at the University of Laguna by engineering students. This was an Augmented Reality application in which the user had access to two exercise books, one which contained the exercises and another which only contained indicators representing each of the exercises provided (visualization of 3D forms, identification of faces in these forms, etc.). The results were very positive and were published, a publication that is currently under revision.

As part of this project, an experiment in a private school is proposed to compare “traditional” learning of two subjects, namely the digestive and circulatory systems, with the learning achieved using Augmented Reality-based tools.

Se ha planeado, como parte de este proyecto, una experiencia en un colegio privado en la que se va a comparar el aprendizaje “tradicional” de dos temas como son el aparato digestivo y el aparato circulatorio con el que se obtiene mediante la utilización de unas herramientas basadas en Realidad Aumentada.