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An investigation of university students' collaborative inquiry learning behaviors in an augmented reality simulation and a traditional simulation

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Wang, H-Y and Duh, HBL and Li, N and Lin, T-J and Tsai, C-C, An investigation of university students' collaborative inquiry learning behaviors in an augmented reality simulation and a traditional simulation, Journal of Science Education and Technology, 23, (5) pp. 682-691. ISSN 1059-0145 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10956-014-9494-8

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare studentsí collaborative inquiry learning behaviors and their behavior patterns in an augmented reality (AR) simulation system and a traditional 2D simulation system. Their inquiry and discussion processes were analyzed by content analysis and lag sequential analysis (LSA). Forty university students were divided into dyads and then randomly assigned into AR group and traditional 2D group to collaboratively conduct an inquiry task about elastic collision. The results of the content analysis and LSA indicated that both systems supported studentsí collaborative inquiry learning. Particularly, students showed high frequencies on higher-level inquiry behaviors, such as interpreting experimental data or making conclusions, when using these two simulations. By comparing the behavioral patterns, similarities and differences between the two groups were revealed. The AR simulation engaged the students more thoroughly in the inquiry process. Moreover, students in both groups adopted the same approaches to design experiments. Due to the line of AR research is in its initial stage, suggestions for future studies were proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:augmented reality, education technology, lag sequential analysis, collaborative inquiry learning, simulation, behavioral pattern
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Computer-Human Interaction
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Application Tools and System Utilities
Author:Duh, HBL (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:91394
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2014-05-16
Last Modified:2015-07-30
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