Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Mobile Augmented Reality Genetics to Improve Students’ Mastery of Genetic Concepts


Dian Safitri, Siti Zubaidah, Abdul Gofur, Sri Rahayu Lestari


© 2024 Siti Zubaidah, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 1399-1412, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-54, May 2024.


Received: 04 November 2023.

Revised:   06 February 2024.
Accepted: 22 February 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




Genetics is the fundamental framework for comprehending biological principles in secondary education. Nevertheless, the intricate nature and conceptualization of genetics pose several challenges for students, leading to difficulties in comprehension. The present study attempted to enhance students’ mastery of genetic concepts by implementing a Mobile Augmented Reality Genetics (MAR-Gen) application inside the learning process. The study employed a mixed-methods approach and was conducted on experts, biology teachers, and 120 respondents in their final year of high school. The respondents were allocated into experimental and control groups. The experimental group received instruction integrating mobile learning, whereas the control group received instruction using teaching methods that did not incorporate the mobile learning media. The findings indicated that the students in the experimental group achieved superior scores in genetics content compared to those in the control group. This study showed that mobile learning media could enhance genetic concept mastery and elicit a favourable student reaction. This study provides valuable mobile applications in biology education to enhance high school students’ understanding of genetic concepts.


Keywords – Mobile learning, augmented reality, genetics, concept mastery.



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