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Tuesday, June 23 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Education I

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Presentation 1: Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to Enhance Students’ Learning in Chemistry Education (Practitioner Presentation #92)

Authors: Shadi Dalili, Maryam Abdinejad and Hossain Qorbani

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Modern computational technologies have revolutionized every aspect of our lives, including education. One of the most challenging concepts for undergraduate students, at all levels, is the 3D visualization of molecular structures and chemical reaction mechanisms at the molecular level.1-3 Instead of using traditional methods such as ball and stick molecular model kits, we hypothesized that the use of applied technologies such as computer-generated 3D models and animations, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) would better help students understand complex molecular structures. We have developed an interactive AR app on both iOS and Android devices, with pan, rotate, and zoom features, which enables students to examine molecular bonds from various viewpoints at different magnification levels. Additionally, we have developed VR applications to create a more interactive and immersive digital experience for both educators and students. By making this accessible across mobile/smart platforms, this project will benefit its target audience across the digital sphere. The usage data analyzed from student questionnaires and surveys will be presented in this project. References (1) Deng, Z.; Neumann, U. In Data-Driven 3D Facial Animation; 2007; pp. 1–28. (2) Kesim, M.; Ozarslan, Y. Procedia - Soc. Behav. Sci. 2012, 47, 297–302. (3) Nincarean, D.; Alia, M. B.; Halim, N. D. A.; Rahman, M. H. A. Procedia Soc. Behav. Sci. 2013, 103, 657–664.

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