Activating Natural Science Learning by Augmented Reality and Indoor Positioning Technology

  • Tien-Chi HuangEmail author
  • Yu-Wen Chou
  • Yu Shu
  • Ting-Chieh Yeh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 260)


In recent years, with the rapid development of information technology, educational technologies have been used successfully in enriching learning content and improve learning efficiency. This study attempts to develop an assisted learning system for increasing students’ motivation by creating flexible learning path. The purpose of the designed system is to bridging the gap between formal and informal learning on natural science subject. Augmented reality and indoor positioning technologies have been implemented in the system to guide learners to construct their knowledge in the informal learning environment, National Museum of Natural Science. Learners can not only receive virtual information left by other learners in such space, but also leave their own learning experience and share with others. Additionally, the system also analyzes individualized learning subject. By doing so, other learners who have the same interests could find an efficient way to learn.


Educational technology Augmented reality Indoor positioning Self-regulated learning Formal and informal learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tien-Chi Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu-Wen Chou
    • 1
  • Yu Shu
    • 2
  • Ting-Chieh Yeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementNational Taichung University of Science and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Taichung Shinmin Senior High SchoolTaichungTaiwan, Republic of China

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