The Effectiveness of Teaching with Augmented Reality Technology on Developing Visual Intelligence Skills among College of Basic Education Students
Keywords:Effectiveness, Instructional Program, Augmented Reality Technology, ART, Visual Intelligence Skills, Reading Comprehension, RC
This study aimed to find out the effectiveness of a proposed instructional program based on Augmented Reality Technology (ART) on developing visual intelligence skills of second stage students in the subject of reading comprehension. The study sample consisted of (75) male and female students, from College of Basic Education, Department of English Language, University of Babylon , Iraq for the second semester of the academic year 2020-2021. The study tool was a test of visual intelligence skills consisting of (41) items. The researchers prepared an ART environment according to the ADDIE Model for simplicity of design, ease of use and suitability for age stage of the students. In the current study, the researchers relied on the experimental method in order to find out the effect of the independent variable (the effectiveness of teaching with augmented reality technology) on the dependent variable (visual intelligence skills) on the study sample.The results of the study showed the superiority of the experimental group that was taught using the instructional program based on Augmented Reality Technology over the control group that was taught in the conventional way. In light of the results of the study, the researchers recommended the necessity of integrating and employing ART in the curricula of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and designing textbooks and instructional curricula in accordance with ART. The study also suggested increasing interest in conducting more studies on ART in the different stages of education. The researchers also concluded that augmented reality technology is an effective tool in developing visual intelligence skills, as the study resulted in the superiority of the experimental group students who were taught using this technology over their colleagues in the control group in the visual intelligence skills post-test. Moreover, the use of ART contributes to providing students with greater amount of information compared to the traditional method.