Physics as part of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses is becoming an increasingly important part of basic education. Unfortunately, physics is considered one of the most complex subjects in school and one of the least preferred subjects for students. There is a general perception that physics involves complex concepts and the knowledge they acquire is particularly difficult to understand. To avoid a future skills gap, it is essential to make physics more accessible to students.
Integrating educational applications and media into classrooms to enhance the learning experience is now more relevant than ever before.
Augmented reality technology has been extensively developed in recent years and has also started being used for educational purposes as it provides a unique opportunity to grab students' attention, allowing for unlimited repetition of experiments, making teachers less dependent on available resources and conditions in schools.
In this Erasmus+ project, an educational tool will be developed, which will combine the use of books and AR through a smartphone application. Combining the form of a book with an AR application, will provide the opportunity to attract and hold attention, thus creating a bridge between traditional and digital learning.
Diadrasis is responsible for creating the Augmented Reality application which will be based on the new physics textbook created by our partners: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Ljubljana, Technical University Gheorghe Asachi Iasi. The Italian company VITECOhas undertaken the design of the graphic identity of the program as well as a MOOC platform.