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Effects of Augmented Reality on knowledge acquisition in comparison with traditional methods

Kyprioti, Theodora (2018) Effects of Augmented Reality on knowledge acquisition in comparison with traditional methods.

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Abstract:Augmented Reality (AR) is an attractive learning environment that can be used nowadays to foster learning, combining students’ interactivity with 3D realistic visualizations. However, until now there are no clear findings claiming that AR can be a panacea for every educational case, as there are differences according to students’ educational needs or preferences. The current study examines the knowledge acquisition that students gain from a lesson that is introduced with AR. Students from the 4th and 5th grades of Greek primary schools (N=95) learned about the Earth’s transition from day to night and worked individually while completing a domain knowledge test. Depending on the condition students were assigned to, students worked with either physical models, videos, or AR applications. The findings reveal no difference between conditions considering students learning and performance while learning. This signifies that there is not only one teaching method, from the ones examined, that is more advantageous for learning. This outcome indicates that better learning occurs not only from the educational medium used but also from the way that the medium is implemented. Further examination of AR’s utilizations is needed in order to detect its strongest characteristics and ensure that it is introduced effectively in classroom.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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