Title: Understanding the requirement of a 3D aided augmented reality mobile app dictionary for children

Authors: Chit Su Mon; Kasthuri Subaramaniam

Addresses: School of Information Technology, Faculty of Business & Information Science, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' School of Information Technology, Faculty of Business & Information Science, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Today's world is powered by advance technologies and mobile technology has become part of our daily lives. However, the usage of mobile device by children is usually for playing games, watching videos or listening to music and therefore has not been properly utilised by children to achieve educational goals. Through education, children can gain knowledge and skills that they need in their lives. Early childhood education is important because it can lead them to a better future. Edutainment is one of the popular methods to engage children in learning and this research explores the requirement of 3D aided augmented reality (AR) mobile app dictionary for children. The study is based on studying the existing popular augmented reality applications related to researches as well as conduct a questionnaire involving parents and teachers who interact with children. According to the result collected in this research, it is found that the proposed requirement will allow children to use mobile device in more effective and fun ways.

Keywords: augmented reality; education; children; virtual reality; mobile app; 3D.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.110054

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.4, pp.447 - 457

Received: 12 Apr 2019
Accepted: 19 Aug 2019

Published online: 10 Apr 2020 *

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