ERIC Number: EJ1140651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Applying Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning: A Study of Different Teaching Materials
Hung, Y.-H.; Chen, C.-H.; Huang, S.-W.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v33 n3 p252-266 Jun 2017
The objective of this study was to determine the usefulness of augmented reality (AR) in teaching. An experiment was conducted to examine children's learning performances, which included the number of errors they made, their ability to remember the content of what they had read and their satisfaction with the three types of teaching materials, including a picture book, physical interactions and an AR graphic book. The three teaching materials were aimed to respectively demonstrate the characteristics of six bacteria with 2D graphics, 3D physical objects, and 3D virtual objects. Seventy-two fifth-grade children were randomly selected to participate in the study, and they were divided into three groups, each of which used the assigned teaching material to learn the name of the six different bacteria in intervals of 1, 2 and 3 min. Results showed that the AR graphic book offers a practical and hands-on way for children to explore and learn about the bacteria. Follow-up interviews indicated that the children liked the AR graphic book the most, and they preferred it to the other materials.
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Computer Simulation, Picture Books, Visual Aids, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Microbiology, Interviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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