Special Issue "Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives on Augmented Reality"
A special issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (ISSN 2414-4088).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2021).
Interests: AR/VR in education; community-engaged research; flipped classroom; using social networking sites for educational purposes
Interests: educational technology; child-computer interaction; game-based learning; virtual reality; augmented reality
Interests: AR/VR in education; serious games; gamification; engineering education
The use of AR in education has been a focus of scholarly research for the last decade. Extensive documentation of its positive effects on learning outcomes demonstrates that AR helps to facilitate and promote learning in various contexts. However, a substantial number of studies also indicate that challenges and issues may be encountered when using AR for educational purposes; these include timing problems and instructors’ and learners’ lack of familiarity with the uses for AR in learning activities. The many benefits that AR can provide may be obtained without possible drawbacks, if a well-designed learning experience is supported by an appropriate pedagogical approach.
Studies on exploring and building pedagogical approaches specifically for the use of AR in education are still in great demand. More research is needed to provide empirically supported theoretical approaches, including frameworks, methods, and strategies specific to the use of AR in education. To reinforce and promote this research, theoretical discussions and implications are also needed. For this reason, this Special Issue will focus on both theoretical discussions and practical approaches for using AR in education.
We encourage authors to submit original research articles, case studies, reviews, and viewpoint articles featuring perspectives on AR in education, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Pedagogical models and frameworks for AR in educational settings
- Extensions (or alignments) for existing pedagogical approaches of AR use in education
- AR-supported instructional design models
- Theoretical discussions or pedagogical models/frameworks specific to formal or informal learning contexts, different learning subjects, and different types of AR (e.g., location-based)
- Theoretical discussions on current issues related to AR in education (e.g., privacy and security, ethical issues and considerations, or the use of learning analytics within educational AR)
- Theoretical discussions or pedagogical models/frameworks for educational AR design (e.g., user experiences (UX), experience assessment, or interaction design (ID))
Dr. Gokce Akcayir
Dr. Nikolaos Pellas
Dr. Heinrich Söbke
Dr. Yun Wen
Manuscript Submission Information
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