Why don't we see more of augmented reality in schools?

Manoela Milena Oliveira Da Silva, Rafael Alves Roberto, Iulian Radu, Patricia Smith Cavalcante, Veronica Teichrieb

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Abstract

Previous research has shown the potential of Augmented Reality (AR) in education, however, its use is still not widespread in the classroom setting. This study aims to understand what is the current maturity level regarding AR use in schools, as well as what is preventing schools to reach higher levels of maturity. We aim to discuss the current use of AR in schools and reflect on ways AR technology can evolve and adapt to support more meaningful and effective learning practices. 106 teachers answered an online survey in order to help us understand those issues. Results have shown that lack of infrastructure and authoring tools are the two biggest problems hindering AR use in classrooms. Evidence suggests the need to focus on authoring tools that support collaboration and creativity in the educational settings, thus, enabling schools to use AR technology in more effective ways and achieving higher levels of maturity. We conclude by listing features for designing AR applications in relation to the maturity levels identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2019
PublisherIEEE
Pages138-143
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728147659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 14 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAdjunct Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2019

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/10/1918/10/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Education
  • Technology Maturity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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