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Application of Mobile Augmented Reality in a Computer Science Course

  • Nazatul Aini Abd. Majid
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8237)

Abstract

Engaging learning environment for learning complex materials in higher education is difficult to perform because the contents are mostly theoretical and hard to visualize. This problem motivates the use of mobile augmented reality in this research. The objective of this research is to design and develop a mobile augmented reality application that can enhance the student’s perception of the selected materials in computer organization and operating system course. The application was developed using three levels of knowledge (understand, apply, analyze) and involved the integration of video, audio, graphic and text information. The evaluation of the application using responses from 13 second year university students shows that this application can be used to enhance the students understanding and engage them in a group discussion for solving the given exercises. This application is expected to be a good start for learning complex materials in the selected course and can be extended to cover different levels of knowledge and subjects.

Keywords

mobile augmented reality higher education computer science 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazatul Aini Abd. Majid
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  1. 1.Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Malaysia

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