Augmented Reality in Robotics Learning
Authors: Fabian Noriega, Mireya Zapata
Abstract: The objective of the manuscript is to determine the impact of an application with augmented reality, through a quasi-experimental study to improve the robotics-oriented teaching-learning process in students of the Mechatronics technical area at the Dayuma Kento Educational Unit - Ecuador. This research has a quantitative and exploratory, descriptive and explanatory approach. The study population was made up of 30 students subdivided into two groups: experimental and control. A pre-test was applied to all study participants as a starting point, to later carry out the intervention with the application of augmented reality for the experimental group, and for the control group with pedagogical cards. A comparative analysis was carried out with the results of a knowledge post-test applied to both groups. The study topic covered in the five sessions was the same for both groups, and they were designed following the ERCA methodology, under a constructivist approach where students must build their own knowledge in a favorable learning environment. The results of the pretest and posttest were analyzed to verify the hypothesis, showing that there are positive and statistically significant results, which affirm that the use of a technological tool with augmented reality has a favorable impact on the teaching-learning process of Robotics. It was also observed that the group of students who used the app were motivated and developed their research skills, achieving significant learning.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Teaching-Learning, Digital Resources.
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