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Title: Evaluation of a mobile augmented reality game application as an outdoor learning tool
Author: Pombo, Lúcia
Marques, Margarida Morais
Afonso, Luís
Dias, Paulo
Madeira, Joaquim
Keywords: Augmented reality
Design-Based Research
Educational Game
Mobile Learning
Outdoor Learning
User’s Evaluation
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: IGI Global
Abstract: There is a discussion on the potential of augmented reality (AR), mobile technologies to enhance learning. This article presents: 1) the EduPARK project’s first cycle of design-based research for thedevelopmentofamobileARgame-like app that aims to promote learning in an urban park, and 2) an experience of students using it in loco. The focus is the students’ perceptions regarding the usability and functionality of the app. Data collection involved focus groups, questionnaires and app usage information. Data was submitted to content analysis and descriptive statistics. Results revealed an excellent usability of the EduPARK app, with an average system usability scale of 85.6. Overall, students reported that the app was enjoyable, easy to use andpromotedlearning;however, improvements and more evaluation experiences are needed to better understand mobile AR game like learning in urban parks.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.4018/IJMBL.2019100105
ISSN: 1941-8647
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