Are augmented reality picture books magic or real for preschool children aged five to six?
British Journal of Educational Technology Volume 48, Number 3, ISSN 0007-1013 e-ISSN 0007-1013 Publisher: Wiley
The aim of this study is to determine preschool children's attitudes towards augmented reality picture books (ARPB), their story comprehension performance (SCP) and the relationships between these variables. The sample consisted of 92 five- and six-year-olds (49 boys, 43 girls). An attitude form, story comprehension test and interview form were used as data collection tools. Most of the children reported feeling “very happy” with the activity and enjoyed using the ARPB, which they found interesting and fun. The children also delivered strong story SCP. Their happiness was found to affect their SCP, while their enjoyment did not. ARPB are attractive and evocative for children, who perceive them as magic and more enjoyable than conventional books. This study demonstrates how they can be used as effective educational tools to improve preschool children's cognition and listening skills.
Yilmaz, R.M., Kucuk, S. & Goktas, Y. (2017). Are augmented reality picture books magic or real for preschool children aged five to six?. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(3), 824-841. Wiley.