From Virtual to Real: An Expanded Systematic Review of Augmented Reality Learning
Wednesday, March 20 10:45 AM-11:15 AM
The development of several digital technologies has enabled educators and researchers to approach education from a personalized perspective. At the forefront of this technological-pedagogical development is augmented reality (AR). Though research has demonstrated AR’s implementations within formal learning environments, there is a lack of research evaluating AR applications within informal contexts. In order to address this gap in literature, this study provides a systematic review of empirical publications involving AR applications in informal learning settings. The intent of the review was to gain insights surrounding expected educational outcomes being investigated, the methodologies utilized in AR evaluation, the populations involved in AR research, and the claims surrounding AR technologies. In total, twenty-five (25) articles were examined between the time period of 2010 to 2017. Analysis and results are discussed with implications for future AR research within informal settings.