Augmented reality in education

cases, places, and potentials

Matt Bower, Cathie Howe, Nerida McCredie, Austin Robinson, David Grover

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Abstract

Augmented Reality is poised to profoundly transform Education as we know it. The capacity to overlay rich media onto the real-world for viewing through web-enabled devices such as phones and tablet devices means that information can be made available to students at the exact time and place of need. This has the potential to reduce cognitive overload by providing students with 'perfectly situated scaffolding', as well as enable learning in a range of other ways. This paper will review uses of Augmented Reality both in mainstream society and in education, and discuss the pedagogical potentials afforded by the technology. Based on the prevalence of information delivery uses of Augmented Reality in Education, we argue the merit of having students design Augmented Reality experiences in order to develop their higher order thinking capabilities. A case study of 'learning by design' using Augmented Reality in high school Visual Art is presented, with samples of student work and their feedback indicating that the approach resulted in high levels of independent thinking, creativity and critical analysis. The paper concludes by establishing a future outlook for Augmented Reality and setting a research agenda going forward.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 63rd Annual Conference International Council for Education Media, ICEM
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781479932160
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 63rd Annual Conference International Council for Education Media, ICEM 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1 Oct 20134 Oct 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 63rd Annual Conference International Council for Education Media, ICEM 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period1/10/134/10/13

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    Bower, M., Howe, C., McCredie, N., Robinson, A., & Grover, D. (2013). Augmented reality in education: cases, places, and potentials. In 2013 IEEE 63rd Annual Conference International Council for Education Media, ICEM: proceedings (pp. 1-11). [6820176] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CICEM.2013.6820176