A Decision Matrix for Implementing AR, 360° and VR Experiences into Mining Engineering Education

Lea M. Daling*, Samira Khodaei, Stefan Thurner, Anas Abdelrazeq, Ingrid Isenhardt

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The use of Mixed Reality (MR) technologies is expected to address the current challenges in mining engineering education. Including hands-on experience often conflicts with limited resources for field trips and excursions. Various studies report that MR can support students in fostering knowledge transfer and enhancing the development of professional skills. However, the success of MR technologies in teaching depends significantly on the teachers, who are rarely supported in the introduction and selection of MR technologies. In order to support teachers in the selection of suitable media and technologies, we present a multidimensional matrix to support the decision towards the usage of three different MR experiences in mining engineering education: Augmented Reality (AR), 360°, and Virtual Reality (VR) experiences. This matrix was built based on the result of several conducted interviews with the technology developers and users. The decision matrix differentiates between methodological aspects of teaching, infrastructural factors, individual prerequisites and knowledge of the teacher, all of which play a role in the selection of the right MR technology. In addition, examples of the use of the respective technology in teaching are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2021 - Posters - 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Stavroula Ntoa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030786410
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 24 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Augmented reality
  • Decision matrix
  • Mining engineering education
  • Mixed reality
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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