Augmented Reality: An Overview and Five Directions for AR in Education

Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging technology that connects computer-generated media with the real world, using cameras or global positioning systems. AR has the potential to make ubiquitous learning a reality, allowing learners to gain immediate access to a wide range of location-specific information from a wide range of sources. AR can offer leaners with a unique, personalized learning experience.

Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong, Mr. Erik Johnson, and I wrote a paper “Augmented Reality: An Overview and Five Directions for AR in Education,” which was recently published in the latest issue of Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE).  The paper offers an overview of AR, examines recent AR developments, explores the impact of AR on society, and evaluates the implications of AR for learning and education. The paper can be viewed online at:

http://sicet.org/journals/jetde/jetde11/11-10-steve.pdf

Please feel free to download the full paper and offer your comments and suggestions.  Thanks.

About Dr. Steve Yuen

I am Dr. Steve Yuen, a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi. This is my personal blog on the use of emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Hope you find this blog interesting, stimulating, and educational. Please feel free to social bookmark this page.
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2 Responses to Augmented Reality: An Overview and Five Directions for AR in Education

  1. 除了相關學者所提的AR內容之外,今年2012年四月四日谷歌(Google Inc.)「擴增實境(Augmented Reality,AR)眼鏡」「Google X實驗室」在Google+首度對外發表名為《Project Glass》的擴增實境眼鏡計畫,公布5張概念照片以及名為「Project Glass: One day…」的YouTube影片。擴增實境讓人們可以將週遭的實體世界看成虛擬網路世界的一部份,讓實體世界成了可以「點選(clickable)」且可以連結的虛擬資訊。
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4)

    在台灣,遠颺科技-康軒文教AR擴增實境教學互動專案
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqKjSrYqSz4)
    還有七年級自然科翰林版的AR擴增實境. (http://blog.hwjh.ylc.edu.tw/wpmu/beetlebug/?p=1385)
    都是算是剛剛起步,尚未有應用在自然科實驗操作的課程上的AR,希望明年能見到更新更好用的AR教學工具。

  2. Peter Gen says:

    擴增實境的概念我最早是在博物館看到的,透過特定圖案,可以在電視螢幕或手機上顯示他所傳輸的圖片、訊息等。隨著科技的發達,這類應用也變得越來越多,教科書目前也有看到這些科技出現,不過,令人振奮的3D投影技術也已經開始進入商業應用中,這類型的概念,我覺得在3D的全像投影中更加能夠應用,往後博物館不需冒險將展品展出,透過全像投影來展示,更加安全,更能使參觀者近距離接觸,不過,還是要科技夠進步才行啊!

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