Learners’ Feedback on the Effectiveness of Replacing an Instructional MOOC Video with Augmented Reality in a Practice-Based Course

Document Type: Special Issue: The Importance of Human Computer Interaction: Challenges, Methods and Applications

Authors

1 Research Scholar, Department of Visual Communication, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Communication, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India.

Abstract

< p class="chekide">Recently, Massive Open Online Courses have become sensational in the field of distance learning. There is a plethora of advantages being listed in learning through MOOCs but this pedagogy lacks in few areas when compared with traditional classes. One of those inabilities of MOOC is its support to prepare the students for laboratory-based courses. The authors of this study chose a MOOC course that teaches Digital Photography and created an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for a module that explains the different parts of a digital camera. The 2nd year Multimedia students of Vellore Institute of Technology have been asked to experience the MOOC video followed by the AR experience. Their feedbacks before and after the AR experience has been statistically tested and reported. The results revealed that the students feel more confident and concentrate more when the instructional video was given as an AR experience. This study suggests that AR integrated MOOC modules might help in training students better for practice-based courses.

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