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A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Health Sciences: A Guide to Decision-Making in Higher Education

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Department of Psychiatry, Radiology, Public Health, Nursing and Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Department of Pedagogy and Didactics, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Both authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Juan Leiva, Encarnación Soriano-Ayala and Antonio Matas-Terrón
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 4262; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084262
Received: 22 March 2021 / Revised: 13 April 2021 / Accepted: 14 April 2021 / Published: 17 April 2021
The objective of this study was to investigate the usability of the augmented reality (AR) in higher education in the area of health sciences to describe what type of interventions have been developed, their impact on various psychopedagogical aspects of the students as well as the main advantages, disadvantages and challenges in incorporating AR in the teaching-learning process. A systematic review was carried out in the CINAHL, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Web of Science databases and the Google Scholar search engine. The search was limited to original research articles written in English, Spanish or Portuguese since 2014. The quality of the selected articles (n = 19) was assessed using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT). The applications and electronic devices used and the measurement instruments used were described. The use of AR made it easier for students to acquire skills, especially in courses with a high component of three-dimensional visualization, and positively influenced various aspects of the learning process such as motivation, satisfaction or autonomous learning. As an educational technological tool applied to higher education in health sciences, AR improves the teaching-learning process by influencing it in a multidimensional way. View Full-Text
Keywords: augmented reality; higher education; health sciences; teaching-learning augmented reality; higher education; health sciences; teaching-learning
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Rodríguez-Abad, C.; Fernández-de-la-Iglesia, J.-d.-C.; Martínez-Santos, A.-E.; Rodríguez-González, R. A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Health Sciences: A Guide to Decision-Making in Higher Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4262. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084262

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Rodríguez-Abad C, Fernández-de-la-Iglesia J-d-C, Martínez-Santos A-E, Rodríguez-González R. A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Health Sciences: A Guide to Decision-Making in Higher Education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):4262. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084262

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Rodríguez-Abad, Carlos, Josefa-del-Carmen Fernández-de-la-Iglesia, Alba-Elena Martínez-Santos, and Raquel Rodríguez-González. 2021. "A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Health Sciences: A Guide to Decision-Making in Higher Education" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 8: 4262. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084262

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