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Augmented reality books for science learning - a brief review

Gopalan, Valarmathie and Zulkifli, Abdul Nasir and Faisal Mohamed, Nur Fadziana and Alwi, Asmidah and Che Mat, Ruzinoor and Abu Bakar, Juliana Aida and Saidin, Aeni Zuhana (2016) Augmented reality books for science learning - a brief review. International Journal of Interactive Digital Media (IJIDM), 4 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 2289-4098

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Science plays a major role in assisting Malaysia to achieve the developed country status by 2020. As such, the government introduces the 60:40 (science: arts) education policy. However, statistics and studies indicated that Malaysia is facing a downward trend in the number of students pursuing science. School is the first platform where students learn science. However, science learning in schools is still based on the conventional methods. In order to motivate the students towards science learning, a new approach of learning needs to be introduced. The intervention of Augmented Reality (AR) in science could bring a tremendous impact on students’ attitudes towards science learning. This paper reviews several past studies related to the intervention of AR in science books and describes the unique features of some of the books. It is hoped that more AR science books shall be developed incorporating these unique features to make science learning more interesting to the students. This will leave a great impact on students and motivate them to pursue their career and higher education in science related fields. This paper will be of interest to researchers in the areas of AR in education as well as science teachers in general.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Dr. Ruzinoor Che Mat
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 07:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18324

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