Instructional Designs and Educational Technologies Within Augmented Reality Transmedia Storytelling: IDET ARTS
A mixed methodology study measuring the usage rates of Augmented Reality (AR) information overlay mapping time-on-task in informal learning environments at a local art museum. This study investigates whether AR systems provide a uniquely beneficial learning context due to AR’s native function to overlay information onto physical spaces at an art museum and the impact on participant perceived self-efficacy and overall engagement within the AR-enhanced environment. Participants also took part in an open-ended survey within the application. The quantitative data collected suggest that participants were highly engaged and utilized the application at the art museum extensively (N = 143); the qualitative results indicated that AR participants were exceedingly motivated and perceived an enhanced sense of engagement with the exhibit sites.
KeywordsAugmented reality Mixed-methods AR storytelling
The author would like to thank Joseph Schenk, Director of the Art Museum of South Texas; Deborah Fullerton, Curator of Exhibitions; Karol Stewart, Coordinator of Community Services; Sara Morgan, Assistant Director; Sheri Emerick, Development Officer; Linda Rodriguez, Curator of Education; and Angela Resendez.
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