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ERIC Number: EJ1050329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Effects of a Haptic Augmented Simulation on K-12 Students' Achievement and Their Attitudes Towards Physics
Civelek, Turhan; Ucar, Erdem; Ustunel, Hakan; Aydin, Mehmet Kemal
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v10 n6 p565-574 Dec 2014
The current research aims to explore the effects of a haptic augmented simulation on students' achievement and their attitudes towards Physics in an immersive virtual reality environment (VRE). A quasi-experimental post-test design was employed utilizing experiment and control groups. The participants were 215 students from a K-12 school in Istanbul, Turkey. The students were split into two groups and each group were respectively taught the subject "mass gravity in the solar system," employing traditional instructional methods for the control group and, as a treatment, utilizing a haptic force feedback application in a VRE for the experiment group. The data was gathered through an attitude questionnaire and an achievement test was analyzed administering descriptive and comparative analyses. Findings illustrated that use of a haptic force feedback application in a VRE had a significant and positive effect on students' achievement, as well as on their motivation, encouragement, autonomy, and learning quality.
EURASIA. Gazi Egitim Fakultesi, K Blok 210, Teknikokullar, Ankara, 06500 Turkey. Tel: +90-312-202-8192; Fax: +90-312-222-8483; e-mail: editor.eurasiajournal@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.ejmste.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey