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Originally, my thesis proposal was to create an Augmented Reality Application that deals with the human anatomy then later would present a “mini-game” on how digestive system works. Next will be the assessment part which we will later test if there’s a difference in learning between an augmented reality environment and pen-and-paper environment.

That was the original plan.. Until I read this article..

Influence of augmented reality technology upon pupils’ knowledge
about human digestive system: The results of the experiment∗

Margarita Vilkonienė
(Natural Science Education Research Center, Siauliai University, Siauliai LT-76285, Lithuania)
Abstract: Applying information technologies in the educational process is the main direction of modern
education. However, “moving” information communication technologies to schools is the primary purpose of
discussions held by pedagogical and scientific society as this is a very problematic field (Lamanauskas, 2006).
Most of the researches show that the virtual learning environment help to achieve higher learning results.
However, pupils’ questioning in Lithuania, Germany, Romania, Malta and Czech (Lamanauskas, Vilkonis &
Klangauskas, 2007; Lamanauskas & Vilkonis, 2007; Bilek, Zemanova & Turčani, 2007) showed that most of the
respondents prefer real learning environment or combine real and virtual environments while learning natural
sciences. The latest scientific research shows that along the real and/or virtual teaching/learning environment, a
combined environment can also be acceptable. The introduced environment can be created using augmented
reality technology (ART), i.e. augmenting real objects found in the environment and usual material visuals with
virtual information in the real space. In Siauliai University, a pedagogical experiment was done, and it aims at
establishing effective teaching/learning platform based on augmented reality technology (ARTP) influence upon
the learning results. 110 pupils of the 7 th form of comprehensive school took part in the experiment. The analysis
of the research data shows that pupils’ achievement after use of ARTP in the experimental group significantly
improved while completing some tasks.
Key words: information communication technologies; virtual/real learning environment; combined real and
virtual environments; augmented reality technology

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Written by rururu

July 29, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Posted in Augmented Reality

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