INTEGRATING MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICS EDUCATION AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This paper presents a study that analyses the use of mobile augmented reality to support the teaching and learning of physics at the secondary school. The didactic possibilities of this technology are explored by using a system of web and mobile applications.
The main components of this system are:
• Web-based application for QR code generation;
• Mobile augmented reality application that works under Android and uses QR codes as markers;
• Web-based database with digital resources.
The pedagogical experiment was conducted in real teaching conditions with 10th grade students. Plan scenarios of several selected lessons were prepared, whose structure and content allow teachers to use this technology in class by giving them various methodological advice. Classroom observation, reflective analysis of the learning process and questionnaires are used for data collection. Microsoft Excel and SPSS software are used for data analysis. Results doubtlessly show that the mobile augmented reality technology can improve students’ motivation and interest, and can successfully support the learning and teaching of physics at the secondary school.
Keywords: Augmented reality, mobile learning, educational technology.