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dc.contributor.authorAldosari, SS
dc.contributor.authorGhita, B
dc.contributor.authorMarocco, D

<jats:p>Technology has proven effective in enhancing teaching methods. Gesture-based applications have a high potential for use in the development of teaching methods in schools. Simulation and 3D visualization, in particular, are some of the most important technologies that positively affected education. The implementation of these technologies in the education sector can determine students’ potential and enhance their interest in learning in scientific fields. This study explored the use of a chemistry education system that integrates virtual simulation and molecular visualization and uses a Leap Motion controller to teach chemistry in secondary schools. The sample comprised 113 students enrolled in four different classes in a public secondary school in Saudi Arabia. The data were analyzed using an ANOVA test to compare the results. The results indicate that the students who used the proposed educational system achieved better learning results than the students who participated in theoretical classroom learning only. Moreover, students who used the proposed educational system learned microscopic-level concepts better than those who used a real chemistry laboratory. Finally, combining simulation and molecular visualization and using gesture-based technology has a significant and positive effect on the students’ learning experience, as demonstrated by the results of this study which contributes to the development of education through the utilization of modern technology.</jats:p>

dc.publisherKassel University Press
dc.subject3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject3903 Education Systems
dc.subject39 Education
dc.subject4 Quality Education
dc.titleA Gesture-Based Educational System that Integrates Simulation and Molecular Visualization to Teach Chemistry
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics
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