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Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Rebecca; Adams, Anne; Gaved, Mark; Mor, Yishay and Thomas, Rhodri (2013). Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(4) pp. 43–58.

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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 but little has been done to discuss the phenomenon in detail or to examine in a balanced fashion its potential for learning, identifying both positive and negative aspects. We seek to provide a working definition of AR and to examine how it can be embedded within situated learning in outdoor settings. We classify it according to key aspects (device/technology, mode of interaction/learning design, type of media, personal or shared experiences, whether 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 it can be used for learning. Finally, the paper looks ahead to AR technologies that may be employed in the future.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 IGI Global
ISSN: 1941-8655
Extra Information: This is a revised and extended journal paper based on an earlier conference paper of the same title and authors.
Keywords: augmented reality; mobile learning; education; situated learning; technology enhanced reality; state of the art; taxonomy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Other Departments > Other Departments
Other Departments
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 38386
Depositing User: Elizabeth FitzGerald
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 11:09
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 21:01
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