Applying Augmented reality to enhance physics laboratory experience: Does learning anxiety matter?

Shufan YU, Qingtang LIU, Jingjing MA, Huixiao LE, Shen BA

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Abstract

Augmented reality (AR) recently shows great potential to facilitate students’ learning, especially their learning performance and motivation. However, few studies considered learners’ emotional factors such as learning anxiety, which may influence the learning results. This study aims to explore how different experimental conditions (AR & Non-AR) may affect the learning performance and motivation of students with different levels of learning anxiety. An AR-based magnetism experimental tool entitled “MagAR” was proposed to support junior high school students’ physics learning. The results indicated that, when compared to traditional experimental materials, AR can effectively improve students’ learning performance and motivation. Moreover, regardless of their anxiety, students in AR condition performed better on transfer test than those in Non-AR group. AR can also significantly motivate students with high anxiety. Besides, all students hold a positive attitude towards MagAR. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6952-6967
JournalInteractive Learning Environments
Volume31
Issue number10
Early online dateApr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Citation

Yu, S., Liu, Q., Ma, J., Le, H., & Ba, S. (2023). Applying Augmented reality to enhance physics laboratory experience: Does learning anxiety matter? Interactive Learning Environments, 31(10), 6952-6967. https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2022.2057547

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Physics education
  • Learning anxiety
  • Motivation

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