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Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Ferguson, Rebecca; Gaved, Mark; Mor, Yishay and Thomas, Rhodri (2012). Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art. In: 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012), 16-18 Oct 2012, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 62–69.

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In this paper, we examine the state of the art in augmented reality (AR) for mobile learning. Previous work in the field of mobile learning has included AR as a component of a wider toolkit for mobile learning but, to date, little has been done that discusses the phenomenon in detail or that examines its potential for learning, in a balanced fashion that identifies both positive and negative aspects of AR. We seek to provide a working definition of AR and examine how it is embedded within situated learning in outdoor settings. We also attempt to classify AR according to several key aspects (device/technology; mode of interaction; type of media involved; personal or shared experiences; if the experience is portable or static; and the learning activities/outcomes). We discuss the technical and pedagogical challenges presented by AR before looking at ways in which AR can be used for learning. Lastly, the paper looks ahead to what AR technologies may be on the horizon in the near future.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1613-0073
Extra Information: Published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 955, pp. 62-69. This volume is published and copyrighted by its editors. Copying permitted only for private and academic purposes.
Keywords: augmented reality; mobile learning; education; situated learning; technology enhanced reality; state of the art; taxonomy
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Other Departments > IT
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 34281
Depositing User: Elizabeth FitzGerald
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 01:49
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