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Interacting with Augmented Reality: How does location-based AR enhance learning?


Li, R and Zhang, B and Sundar, SS and Duh, HB-L, Interacting with Augmented Reality: How does location-based AR enhance learning?, Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, 2-6 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 616-623. ISBN 978-3-642-40479-5 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_43


Augmented Reality (AR) can provide additional information about mediated events, but can it enhance our learning and comprehension? We performed a user study of a location-based AR application in order to answer this question. A 2-condition (AR modality vs. non-AR digital book modality) between-subjects experiment with 36 dyads of secondary school students in Singapore was conducted to examine how the use of AR modality in an educational context impacts studentsí learning performance. Data from the experiment showed that location-based AR improved studentsí learning performance by catching their attention and enhancing their ability to elaboratively process the information they encountered. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:location-based AR, modality, learning, transportation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HB-L (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:89281
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-02-27
Last Modified:2014-12-08

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