Introducing Augmented Reality and Internet of Things at Austrian Secondary Colleges of Engineering

Andreas Probst, Martin Ebner, Jordan Cox

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In Austria technical education is taught at federal secondary colleges of engineering (HTL) at a quite high level of ISCED 5. Despite mechanical engineering , design with industrial standard 3D programs being state of the art in industry and education, technologies using Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) are still at an early stage. This publication describes the introduction of the IoT platform Thingworx at Austrian HTL for mechanical engineering, with focus on AR and IoT from an educational perspective as well as the training aspects from the platform developers' perspective. In addition, an assessment using a system usability scale (SUS) test among students and teachers has been undertaken to obtain knowledge of how students and teachers see the usability of the IoT and AR platform Thingworx. The assessment results are presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of 21th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2018
Event21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning: ICL 2018 - Kos Island, Greece
Duration: 25 Sept 201828 Sept 2018
Conference number: 21


Conference21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
Abbreviated titleICL2018
CityKos Island
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  • Information, Communication & Computing

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