Transfer of Juggling Skills Acquired in a Virtual Environment

A. P. Hauge, C. S. Kragegaard, E. B. Kjæhr, M. Kraus

Abstract

This paper explores whether motoric skills acquired within a virtual training environment can be successfully transferred to the real world by comparing a virtual environment with a traditional learning environment. Specifically, a system for learning juggling with virtual balls was designed with a focus on approximating natural interaction. We propose a method of evaluating the acquisition and transfer of motoric skills through a virtual environment, which is compared to a traditional learning environment. Each environment was evaluated using various criteria ranging from improvement in skills to observations of performance. The findings suggest that a transfer of motoric skills and knowledge takes place for users of the virtual system with only little difference between the environments. They also suggest that a virtual environment can create a less frustrating learning experience.

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P. Hauge A., S. Kragegaard C., B. Kjæhr E. and Kraus M. (2013). Transfer of Juggling Skills Acquired in a Virtual Environment . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-46-4, pages 385-388. DOI: 10.5220/0004215203850388


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp13,
author={A. P. Hauge and C. S. Kragegaard and E. B. Kjæhr and M. Kraus},
title={Transfer of Juggling Skills Acquired in a Virtual Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={385-388},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004215203850388},
isbn={978-989-8565-46-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)
TI - Transfer of Juggling Skills Acquired in a Virtual Environment
SN - 978-989-8565-46-4
AU - P. Hauge A.
AU - S. Kragegaard C.
AU - B. Kjæhr E.
AU - Kraus M.
PY - 2013
SP - 385
EP - 388
DO - 10.5220/0004215203850388