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:

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


About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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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。

    還有七年級自然科翰林版的AR擴增實境. (

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