Introducing pre-service education students to university experiences through an augmented reality game

Chris Campbell, Aisha Salim Ali Al-Harthi

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    Augmented reality has come into its own recently due to the advent of Pokémon Go. However,this technology has been around for several years and there is an increasing body of knowledge available. This study reports on an augmented reality game (ARG), called the UQ Amazing Race,that was developed for a first year education course for students studying to be teachers. Students had the opportunity to complete the UQ Amazing Race in class tutorials and then report on their experiences by completing a survey a week later. Students’ experiences were investigated particularly regarding how the experience is different by gender and comfort with technology.Results suggest the game was engaging for all students but particularly positive for female students. Students with more comfort with technology reported significantly higher participation in the ARG.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASCILITE Adelaide 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationShow me the learning
    PublisherUniversity of South Australia
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventASCILITE 2016: 33rd International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 28 Nov 201630 Nov 2016 (Conference program)


    ConferenceASCILITE 2016
    Abbreviated titleShow Me The Learning
    OtherWe invite and welcome you to meet experts, share your research, learn about the future of educational technology and become part of a vibrant global community at the 33rd annual ASCILITE conference hosted by University of South Australia in Adelaide.

    This year ASCILITE is collaborating with the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) which is the main forum in Australia for exchange of knowledge, innovation, and experiences in the area of Learning Analytics. The event offers a great opportunity to learn about analytics in education, showcase your activities and benchmark results through exposure to the thinking, experiences and feedback of other practitioners and researchers in the field. ALASI will be hosted at The University of South Australia on November 27 (the day before ASCILITE).
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