The Effects of a History Book Implementing Augmented Reality on Flow of Reading, Interest, and Knowledge Acquisition

증강현실 활용 독서가 역사 독서 몰입, 흥미 및 지식 습득에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2018.08.14
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


This study investigated the effects of an Augmented Reality(AR) implemented book on flow of reading, interest in history, and acquisition of history knowledge. Perceptions of AR infused books were investigated as well. Researchers provided a history book implementing AR and the same book without any AR content respectively to an experiment group(n=15) and a control group(n=15) composed of $3^{rd}$ and $4^{th}$ grade elementary school children. Results indicate that AR implemented reading had a positive effect on the flow of reading and interest in history, but not on acquisition of history knowledge. Also, AR-based contents were attractive to learners due to its amusing characters, sound, realistic visual motions, and vivid three-dimensional effects. Lastly, students preferred amusing interesting characters, lengthier animations and subtitles, and AR that could be seen without holding smart devices for a long while.


Augmented Reality;History book;Flow of reading;Interest in history;History knowledge


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