An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality

Fariza Khalid, Su Luan Wong

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Abstract

The existence of technology has helped learning activities to become more exciting and more meaningful. Augmented reality (AR) is one of the emerging technologies that has gained attention from educators, as it provides unique learning experiences to learners. This study seeks to understand learners' experiences in using AR as part of their learning activities. Using a qualitative research approach, this study involved 24 university students who were enrolled on an Educational Technology course. The students were exposed to the use of AR so as to drive their motivation, and were required to develop their own AR projects as part of the course assessment. Data were generated through one-to-one interviews, which were later analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicate that students valued the use of AR as a tool that stimulated their creativity and critical thinking. Although students found their group AR task challenging, they agreed that the task fostered collaborative values in themselves and helped them expand their communication skills. This paper also discusses the potential of AR in developing the twenty-first century skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings
EditorsYusuke Hayashi, Thepchai Supnithi, Moffat Mathews, Su Luan Wong, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Wenli Chen, Jie-Chi Yang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages161-170
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789869401227
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period4/12/178/12/17

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twenty-first century
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Keywords

  • AR
  • Augmented reality
  • Education
  • Motivation
  • Twenty-first century skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Khalid, F., & Wong, S. L. (2017). An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality. In Y. Hayashi, T. Supnithi, M. Mathews, S. L. Wong, A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Mitrovic, W. Chen, ... J-C. Yang (Eds.), ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings (pp. 161-170). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality. / Khalid, Fariza; Wong, Su Luan.

ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings. ed. / Yusuke Hayashi; Thepchai Supnithi; Moffat Mathews; Su Luan Wong; Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub; Antonija Mitrovic; Wenli Chen; Jie-Chi Yang. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2017. p. 161-170.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khalid, F & Wong, SL 2017, An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality. in Y Hayashi, T Supnithi, M Mathews, SL Wong, AF Mohd Ayub, A Mitrovic, W Chen & J-C Yang (eds), ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, pp. 161-170, 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, ICCE 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand, 4/12/17.
Khalid F, Wong SL. An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality. In Hayashi Y, Supnithi T, Mathews M, Wong SL, Mohd Ayub AF, Mitrovic A, Chen W, Yang J-C, editors, ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. 2017. p. 161-170
Khalid, Fariza ; Wong, Su Luan. / An emic perspective on students' learning experiences using augmented reality. ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings. editor / Yusuke Hayashi ; Thepchai Supnithi ; Moffat Mathews ; Su Luan Wong ; Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub ; Antonija Mitrovic ; Wenli Chen ; Jie-Chi Yang. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2017. pp. 161-170
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