User Expectations of Augmented Reality Experience in Indian School Education
Emerging technologies are lately being welcomed in Indian schools to enrich the quality of teaching and learning. Augmented Reality (AR) is one such technology that can be introduced in the classrooms. For a fruitful acceptance, it is required to design the AR interactions in schools as per the expectations of students, teachers and parents for a satisfactory user experience. In this paper, we present our study that was conducted with 47 participants belonging to three user groups of 6 parents, 7 teachers and 34 students. The broad goal was to understand the outlook of students toward technology as well as the expectations of the three user groups from an AR experience in Indian school education. Based on the mapping of the user stories, certain inferences were obtained which suggested the user requirements pertaining to AR experience in classrooms. We posit that these characteristic expectations of user experience can be used to develop AR applications for classrooms in future.
KeywordsAugmented Reality User expectations User experience Indian school education Educational technology
We would like to thank the Principal, Vice-Principal and teachers of Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg, New Delhi, India, who gave the consent and their valuable time for this study. They helped us in understanding the current technology scenario in education and provided insightful comments.
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