International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 9 (2019) No. 2, List of accepted papers, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.9.2.4971

The Effect of Augmented Reality on Spatial Ability of Elementary School Student

Danakorn Nincarean Eh Phon, Mohd Hishamuddin Abdul Rahman, Mohamad Bilal Ali, Noor Dayana Abd Halim

Abstract

Seeing real and virtual objects in a real world at the same time is a very unique feature of Augmented Reality (AR) and this is the most distinct feature compared to other educational technologies that might possibly offer a new way to educate. This study sets out to investigate the potential impact of AR technology on students’ spatial ability. With the help of AR, we developed a tool called AR-Science Magic Book Learning System (AR-SMB) to help students learn science concepts, thus improving their spatial ability. A quantitative approach with pre-experimental design of one group pre-test post-test design was used and the sample consisted of 34 fifth grade students. The current study found that AR was beneficial in terms of improving the students’ spatial ability as they showed better achievement in their MRT post-test. Thus, the findings have significant implications for the understanding ofthe AR’s potential in improving spatial ability among elementary school students.

Keywords:

augmented reality; spatial ability; science learning; education

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