(106d) Educational Augmented Reality Tools: Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Phase I
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 8:54am to 9:12am
During the past years, in the context of EduART I (Transformative Educational Experiences 2016, a Texas A&M at Qatar grant), we investigated the use of AR to enhance the instructional experience of engineering students. A team of three faculty, one laboratory staff, two students, and an external programmer developed a visual support tool as a means to improve learning of chemical engineering students engaged in a specific laboratory activity while mitigating the challenges of laboratory work. The pilot demonstration of EduART I took place October-December 2017, where around 30 students, from multiple levels, participated. The experimental evaluation showed encouraging results, 43% showed significant and marginal improvements on the learning outcomes. A tremendous impact on the learning attitude was observed while impressive satisfaction and significant cognitive validity were captured in the self-surveys. To the best of our knowledge, there are very few similar efforts in engineering education and here we share the experiences gained during the development, implementation and assessment of EduART.