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ERIC Number: EJ1245588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
Augmented Reality in Higher Education: An Evaluation Program in Initial Teacher Training
Sáez-López, José Manuel; Cózar-Gutiérrez, Ramón; González-Calero, José Antonio; Gómez Carrasco, Cosme J.
Education Sciences, v10 Article 26 2020
One of the emerging technologies that have sparked greater interest in pedagogical contexts is augmented reality. This paper aims to assess the impact, practices and attitudes that are generated from augmented reality in the initial training of future teachers, and the presence of these practices in a university training context. The study was carried out with 87 trainee primary teachers. Information was obtained by applying the Wilcoxon test. The qualitative data obtained in open questions were also triangulated. It is emphasized that students do not habitually use this resource at the university, and that with these practices there is sometimes a certain amount of distraction, and even of time being wasted. From the data analyzed, we also highlight that once the availability of resources, class planning and initial teacher training are overcome, augmented reality provides benefits and advantages centered on pedagogies that allow for greater enthusiasm on the part of the students, with significant advantages in creativity, innovation, participation, and especially in the motivation of participants. Coinciding with recent research, our results underline the need for initial training so as to be able to design and apply practices with augmented reality in teaching, and to take advantage of the aforementioned benefits.
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Student Developed Materials, Educational Benefits, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain