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Learning with dynamic, visual-spatial representations

It has become part of our everyday routine to gather spatial information from dynamic visualizations. We cease to navigate using a map made of paper. Instead we have a navigation system lead our way. We do not look something up in an atlas, we start Google Earth. We do not draw a floor plan, we create a virtual building model. We learn anatomy not with static pictures in a book but we learn by rotating, zooming in, and disassembling virtual models of organs. We walk through virtual worlds that we have built ourselves. The virtualization and visualization of spatial worlds is continually improved and opens up new fields of application which are relevant in everyday usage. Our visual-spatial learning environment has changed and will change even more

 

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