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A Case Study of Augmented Reality Simulation System Application in a Chemistry Course Published:2015-11-09 15:10:47  Views:10

Authors: Cai, S (Cai, Su); Wang, X (Wang, Xu); Chiang, FK (Chiang, Feng-Kuang)

Name of Journal: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Vol. 39, p. 424-424, First Published on OCT 2014

 
Abstract:

The comprehension of micro-worlds has always been the focus and the challenge of chemistry learning. junior high school students' imaginative abilities are not yet mature. As a result, they are not able to visualize microstructures correctly during the beginning stage of chemistry learning. This study targeted 'the composition of substances' segment of junior high school chemistry classes and, furthermore, involved the design and development of a set of inquiry-based Augmented Reality learning tools. Students could control, combine and interact with a 3D model of micro-particles using markers and conduct a series of inquiry-based experiments. The AR tool was tested in practice at a junior high school in Shenzhen, China. Through data analysis and discussion, we conclude that (a) the AR tool has a significant supplemental learning effect as a computer-assisted learning tool; (b) the AR tool is more effective for low-achieving students than high-achieving ones; (c) students generally have positive attitudes toward this software; and (d) students' learning attitudes are positively correlated with their evaluation of the software. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

 

Key Words:

Augmented Reality; Chemistry learning; Inquiry-based learning

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