The benefits of immersive extended reality (XR) technology in learning, both formal and informal, have been highlighted time and again with detailed studies. XR can affect the different stages of learning from the initial phases – curiosity as a stimulus – to the possibility to play a direct role in virtual settings.
Moreover, XR potential impacts are extended by the capacity to build immersive scenarios to reenactment. For instance, imagine a guided storytelling experience inspired from daily life in Classical Athens, following the activities of an Athenian family in their house. Then, out in the city as it was thousands of years ago.
With the BRIDGES solution reality you can travel back in time and partake in an everyday life experience!
Such an interactive multi-sensorial experience, combining historical accuracy, can enhance knowledge about the past and historical empathy. BRIDGES project explored how to build accurate XR scenarios from distinct historical eras, therefore demonstrating the ability of the proposed solution to utilise and map the same physical space while superimposing different virtual content and scenarios.
After an intense analysis of related needs, BRIDGES tested and piloted informal learning applications with “A day in Ancient Athens” at the Foundation of Hellenic World.