An Evaluation of the “PicsAR” Research Project: An Augmented Reality in Physics Learning
Nadi Suprapto, Wisnu Nandyansah, Husni Mubarok, Universitas Negeri Surabaya (State University of Surabaya)
iJET Volume 15, Number 10, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning, Kassel, Germany
This paper is one of the outcomes of the PicsAR (Physics Augmented Reality) research project that is focusing on the evaluation of students’ abstract thinking skills while utilizing augmented reality (AR) in the atomic model. The sequence of the research has emerged into three steps: developing, validating, and the evaluation of the PicsAR. The research utilized an ADDIE model: “Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation”. In Spring semester 2019, the authors conducted these steps and resulted in a pocket of PicsAR booklet and AR application based on Android. Then, the trial of application was conducted to 33 students in private high school in Surabaya, Indonesia. Parameters of evaluation included the quality of PicsAR, impact on students abstract thinking skills, and the research outcomes. The results indicated (1) the process of developing AR in atomic model fulfil the criteria of product quality: validity, practicality, and effectiveness, (2) performing of students’ abstract thinking skills reached at least 66.67% in the combination of good and very good categories of all reasoning categories, (3) through PicsAR research project resulted in two prior publications and one property right. The atomic model is one of abstract physics concept representative in presenting the use of augmented reality in physics learning; therefore, the recommendation of this research is another abstract physics concepts should address the use of AR as a media for learning.
Suprapto, N., Nandyansah, W. & Mubarok, H. (2020). An Evaluation of the “PicsAR” Research Project: An Augmented Reality in Physics Learning. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(10), 113-125. Kassel, Germany: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning.