An interactive mobile augmented reality textbook for learning biology

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Abstract

This article describes the development of an interactive mobile augmented reality textbook (IMART) for high school students in learning biology. IMART aims to help students get a visual representation and deeper understanding of difficult and abstract biology concepts such as the topics of the circulatory system and the heart, lungs and pulmonary system, and human skeleton. This interactive tool consists of four main components: built-in camera to capture or track the real environment, mobile device screen display for virtual augmentation, physical textbook in the real environment and markers as tracking target. The physical biology textbook is embedded with hidden infrared-absorbing QR codes that are invisible to the human eye to act as augmented reality markers. A mobile device with built-in camera recognizes a medium size marker from a distance of one meter. Students can email or share their ‘lab result’ on social media, and save learning activities for future revision. Mobile augmented reality can transform a passive biology lecture into an active learning experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1725
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems
Volume10
Issue number2 Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Biology Education
  • Mobile Augmented Reality Textbook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
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An interactive mobile augmented reality textbook for learning biology. / Adnan, Nor Hafizah.

In: Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, Vol. 10, No. 2 Special Issue, 01.01.2018, p. 1719-1725.

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