Intention to use an interactive AR app for engineering education

Alejandro Alvarez-Marin; J.A. Velázquez-Iturbide; Mauricio Castillo-Vergara

Keywords: augmented reality, engineering, technology acceptance, education.


Augmented reality (AR) has been incorporated into educational processes in various subjects to improve academic performance. One of these areas is the field of electronics since students often have difficulty understanding electricity. An interactive AR app on electrical circuits was developed. The app allows the manipulation of circuit elements, computes the voltage and amperage values using the loop method, and applies Kirchhoff's voltage law. This research aims to determine the intention of using the AR app by students. It also looks to determine if it is conditioned by how the survey is applied (online or face-to-face) or students' gender. The results show that the app is well evaluated on the intention of use by students. Regarding how the survey is applied, the attitude towards using does not present significant differences. In contrast, the students who carried out the online survey presented a higher behavioral intention to use than those who participated in the guided laboratory. Regarding gender, women showed a higher attitude toward using and behavioral intention to use this technology than men.

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Fecha de publicación: 2020
Año de Inicio/Término: noviembre 2020
Página de inicio: 70
Página final: 73
Idioma: Inglés

DOI 10.1109/ISMAR-Adjunct51615.2020.00033