Knowledge Construction with Pseudo-haptics

Akihiro Kashihara, Go Shiota

Composing a knowledge map to represent knowledge included in an instructional material is an effective way to understand the material. We currently attempt to utilize tablet media for the knowledge map composition, which allows touch operations with fingers. In particular, we address the issues of how the touch operations could be accompanied with pseudo-haptic senses and whether these senses could produce better cognitive awareness and retention of knowledge learned from the material. Our approach to these issues is to design a model of pseudo-haptic effects that demonstrates what and how cognitive awareness is obtained from pseudo-haptic senses, and to develop a tablet tool on iPad presenting the pseudo-haptic senses as modeled. In this paper, we discuss knowledge construction with the tablet tool, and report the case study.

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