Entrenamiento Basado en Realidad Aumentada para Mejorar Habilidades Espaciales y Rendimiento Académico en Estudiantes de Ingeniería

Translated title of the contribution: Augmented Reality-Based Training to Improve Spatial Skills and Academic Performance in Engineering Students

Hugo C. Gómez-Tone, Jorge Martin-Gutierrez, Betty K. Valencia-Anci

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Abstract

It has been shown that Spatial Skills is an important attribute and characteristic that every person interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) must have, but also has a direct relationship with the success rates of first-year university engineering students. The purpose of this research is to analyze the levels of Spatial Skills that first-year Civil Engineering students at a Peruvian university have and determine the improvement of these levels through a short training based on Augmented Reality (AR) and compare it with academic performance. Sixty-two students were recruited out of a total population of 134 and the experimental and control group consisted of 31 students each. It was considered the Spatial Relationships and the Spatial Visualization components to be measured with the Mental Rotation Test and Differential Aptitude Test. To measure academic performance, the grading data of four subjects were used. After training, a statistically significant improvement in the Spatial Skill levels of the experimental group was evidenced. Regarding academic performance, there has been an improvement in students who have undergone specific training to improve their spatial skills. The conclusion is that a short and specific training based on AR not only improves Spatial Skills but also helps the academic performance in first-year engineering subjects.

Translated title of the contributionAugmented Reality-Based Training to Improve Spatial Skills and Academic Performance in Engineering Students
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)306-322
Number of pages17
JournalDigital Education Review
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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Funding Information:
Nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a los estudiantes de la Universidad Católica San Pablo de Arequipa (Perú) por su generosa y desinteresada participación en este estudio.

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© 2022 Research Group Education and Virtual Learning (GREAV). All rights reserved.

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