Development of Augmented Reality (AR) for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Engineering Education
Engineering education in particular involves laboratory equipment and apparatus which requires safety procedures and substantial financial cost. Recent pandemic has also affected engineering education teaching and learning processes as all the classes and laboratory sessions need to be conducted via online distance learning (ODL) method. Therefore, this research selects Augmented Reality (AR) Method for innovative teaching and learning process. AR is known for its ability to overlay rich media into the real world by viewing through web-enabled devices such as phones and tablets, making it accessible anywhere anytime. In addition to improving interest and motivation of students during the learning process, AR could also address the financial and space constraints pertaining to science and technology laboratory equipment and apparatus. In this research, an AR has been developed according to system development method by using Assemblr application. The developed AR system is then given to selected educators to be evaluated in terms of their awareness and the system’s usability. The educators’ responses are obtained through a questionnaire survey and the findings are then analysed and presented in this paper. The responses are taken into account for improving the AR system and the development process will be continued in parallel with more testing. The final prototype will then be implemented in real classes in the future.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Education, Engineering