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EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2017) - Special Issue on Learning strategies in engineering education using Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies, pp. 319-330

DOI: 10.12973/eurasia.2017.00618a

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Effect on Academic Procrastination after Introducing Augmented Reality

Peña Fabiani Bendicho, Carlos Efren Mora, Beatriz Añorbe-Díaz & Pedro Rivero-Rodríguez


Students suffer academic procrastination while dealing with frequent deadlines and working under pressure. This causes to delay their coursework and may affect their academic progress, despite feeling worse. Triggering students’ motivation, like introducing technologies, helps to reduce procrastination. In this context, Augmented Reality has been used before to stimulate learning in Engineering Education, and this study reveals that introducing this technology has also a visible effect in reducing academic procrastination. It was observed that this reduction was visible even after two different groups of students had worked in several tasks before introducing AR. However, it is not possible to conclude if the observed reduction is just caused by a novelty effect and cannot be maintained over time, or if it is linked to a more intrinsic attraction that students perceive for modern technologies that helps to reduce academic procrastination more consistently.

Keywords: Augmented reality, academic procrastination, learning stimulation, students’ motivation.

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