Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 63/2024
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Innovative tools for teaching geosciences: the case of immersive videos

Guglielmina A. Diolaiuti1, Manuela Pelfini2, Maurizio Maugeri1, Roberto Ambrosini1, Davide Fugazza1, Veronica Manara1, Daniela Scaccia1, Luca Citron1, Massimiliano Franceschini1, Michela Panizza1 & Antonella Senese1
1Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
2Earth Sciences Department "A. Desio", Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
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Volume: 63/2024


Innovative digital tools such as immersive videos or augmented reality can prove to be useful for university teaching of geosciences, which allow for the exploration of space, the vision of places, landforms and landscapes and the understanding of the ongoing processes even without having to carry out educational field excursions. These technologies -initially introduced and tested during the COVID Sars pandemic restrictions- can now be used to allow a large number of students to observe the territory and its features without the physical, economic and temporal limitations that instead characterize normal field teaching. In this contribution, we present the immersive teaching experience carried out at the University of Milan starting from 2019 and the students’ appreciation of it.


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