The Development of a Learning Model Using Augmented Reality in a Digital Learning Playground: Developing Information Technology and Communication Skills for Primary Education Students

By Burin Narin and Namon Jeerungsuwan.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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The objective of this research study was to develop a learning model using augmented reality in a digital learning playground to develop information technology and communication skills for primary education students. The sample group used in the study consisted of five experts in producing learning materials in augmented realities and information technologies, selected by purposive sampling. For the research methodology, the researcher divided the operation of research for the development into two phases. The first phase was the design of a learning model using augmented reality in a digital learning playground. The second phase was the presentation of this model to the experts in producing learning materials in augmented realities and information technologies for evaluation; a form was used to evaluate the appropriateness of the model. The research results revealed that this learning model using augmented reality in a digital learning playground consisted of 4 steps which were 1) Input, 2) Process, 3) Output, and 4) Feedback. The results on the appropriateness of the model revealed that the appropriateness of the model was of a high level.

Keywords: Learning Model, Augmented Reality, Digital Learning Playground, ICT Skills, Primary Education Students

The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.59-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 692.209KB).

Burin Narin

Instructor, Department of Computer Education, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Ratchaburi, Thailand

Burin Narin is an instructor in the Department of Computer Education, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Thailand. He is also studying for his doctoral degree in the field of Information and Communication Technology for Education, at the Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Namon Jeerungsuwan

Director of Ph.D. Program in Information and Communication Technology for Education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Namon Jeerungsuwan, Ph.D., is currently a full time Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. She has held the position of Director of the Ph.D. Program in Information and Communication Technology for Education since 2011. She was the Head of the Department of Educational Technology, KMUTNB, during 2002-2006. She received her doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama and her master’s degree in Educational Media from Western Oregon University. She also received the award of the Royal Thai Government Scholarship and the award of Kappa Delta Phi while she was pursuing the doctoral degree in the USA.