Applying augmented reality to improve the outcomes of procedural knowledge acquisition

Jia Zhang, Kuo En Chang

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Abstract

The acquisition of procedural knowledge is vital to learning content that emphasizes steps and sequences. However, such learning is difficult for learners in conventional teaching settings. Although research has confirmed that augmented reality (AR) is effective in enhancing learning-related memory, no studies have verified whether AR can effectively enhance memory of procedural knowledge. In this study, an AR mobile application was used to assist in the teaching of Microsoft Excel by guiding students through steps for performing Excel operations and thereby establishing their procedural knowledge of eight Excel formulas. The objective was to verify whether AR could effectively help students retain memory of procedural knowledge. This empirical study on 68 student participants revealed that students using the AR system retained adequate memory of procedural operations 2 weeks after completing the Excel classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019
EditorsMaiga Chang, Demetrios G Sampson, Ronghuai Huang, Alex Sandro Gomes, Nian-Shing Chen, Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Kinshuk Kinshuk, Diego Dermeval, Ibsen Mateus Bittencourt
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages340-343
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728134857
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019 - Maceio, Brazil
Duration: 2019 Jul 152019 Jul 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019
CountryBrazil
CityMaceio
Period19/7/1519/7/18

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Long-term memory
  • Mobile learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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    Zhang, J., & Chang, K. E. (2019). Applying augmented reality to improve the outcomes of procedural knowledge acquisition. In M. Chang, D. G. Sampson, R. Huang, A. S. Gomes, N-S. Chen, I. I. Bittencourt, K. Kinshuk, D. Dermeval, & I. M. Bittencourt (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019 (pp. 340-343). [8820839] (Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2019.00105