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Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Augmented-Reality-Enhanced Analytics as a Measure of Student Disengagement

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posted on 2024-01-08, 23:27 authored by Manjeet SinghManjeet Singh, Shaun BangayShaun Bangay, Atul SajjanharAtul Sajjanhar
There are various ways that teachers manage student disengagement levels during their class lessons, and managing disengagement can be both stressful and challenging, especially since each student is unique. Methods and techniques utilised are specific to teachers’ own experience level, subject knowledge, and teaching styles. We report on the techniques and methods teachers utilise to identify, mitigate, and measure student disengagement during class lessons; the paper presents the results of a mixed-methods, multisession study design comprising gathered qualitative and quantitative data to enable a greater understanding. Eight educators who were full-time educators with varying years of experience from three different schools, who taught or had taught English, maths, and science subjects at the primary school level, participated in this study. The study also observed that teachers used three AR applications and collected valuable feedback on their perspectives by using analytics generated by AR applications to help manage student disengagement. A postsession survey tool was used to gather the perceived importance and ranking of the techniques and methods discussed by the teachers during the previous sessions. The results showed that the majority of teachers deemed spending “Time on Tasks” and giving “Feedback/Reflections” most suited for measuring disengagement, and encouraging “Movement” and use of “Technology” emerged as the most favoured for mitigating disengagement. For utilising AR enhanced analytics in mitigating and measuring student disengagement, the data suggested a difference in perspectives based on teachers’ teaching levels, especially concerning conversations and the use of technology devices. The study did not find conclusive evidence of differences based on teachers’ teaching subjects and there was a notable distinction in building positive relationships among English teachers. This leads to the suggestion that subject-specific pedagogy might influence the perceived effectiveness of using AR-generated analytics in mitigating and measuring student disengagement.

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Journal

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

Volume

7

Pagination

116-116

ISSN

2414-4088

eISSN

2414-4088

Language

en

Issue

12

Publisher

MDPI AG

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