Augmented reality in education: current technologies and the potential for education

KESİM M., Ozarslan Y.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.297-302 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.654
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-302
  • Keywords: Augmented Reality, Technologies for Augmented Reality Systems, Augmented Reality in Education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Although the physical world is three-dimensional, mostly we prefer to use two-dimensional media in education. The combination of AR technology with the educational content creates new type of automated applications and acts to enhance the effectiveness and attractiveness of teaching and learning for students in real life scenarios. Augmented Reality is a new medium, combining aspects from ubiquitous computing, tangible computing, and social computing. This medium offers unique affordances, combining physical and virtual worlds, with continuous and implicit user control of the point of view and interactivity. This paper provides an introduction to the technology of augmented reality (AR) and its possibilities for education. Key technologies and methods are discussed within the context of education.