Mobile Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: Perceived Usefulness of AR Technology in Primary Education
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AuthorGómez García, Gerardo; Hinojo Lucena, Francisco Javier; Alonso García, Santiago; Romero Rodríguez, José María
Mobile learningTeacher TrainingMobile devicesHigher educationAugmented Reality
Gómez-García, G.; Hinojo-Lucena, F.-J.; Alonso-García, S.; Romero-Rodríguez, J.-M. Mobile Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: Perceived Usefulness of AR Technology in Primary Education. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 275. https:// doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060275
Mobile learning is a resource that can enhance the teaching-learning process of students and improve the training of future teachers. Specifically, augmented reality (AR) technology allows for immersive and experiential learning without the need to leave the classroom. The purposes of this paper were to apply AR technology in the training of future Primary Education teachers and to analyze the perceived usefulness of AR in the classroom by future teachers. A quantitative approach was used based on a design with a control group and two experimental groups with a post-test using a sample of 171 second-year students studying an education degree. The results showed that experimentation with AR promoted a slight increase in student motivation. However, no significant differences were found between the control group and the experimental groups. Finally, the findings allowed us to establish that the implementation of resources such as AR does not differ in the opinion of future teachers about the inclination to implement AR in the classroom.