Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Research in Education
Technical Skills Training Backed by Augmented Reality
Dana Dobrovská, David Vaněček
The purpose of our paper is to present experience with the use of augmented reality in professional skills training at a secondary technical school and to discuss its benefits and limits. AR was used in the secondary school study program “Electronics mechanics”. Students were trained in building various assemblies backed by AR. They were expected to learn how to input various components into the assembly after the components had been assorted from component catalog. Qualitative research approach was chosen. We collected and analyzed non-numerical data: class observation, interviews with teachers and students. Our intention was to gather in-depth insights into advantages and limits of the AR. As a result of observations and interviews, psychological classification of the impact of AR on student personality at cognitive and motivational level was suggested for further discussion.
Keywords: technical skills, teaching methodology, impact of augmented reality, qualitative research.