fiee 15(2): e2

Research Article

Potential for Augmented Reality in Education: An Overview

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/fiee.1.2.e2,
        author={Li Xia and Bin Sheng and Ping Li and Ruimin Shen},
        title={Potential for Augmented Reality in Education: An Overview},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        keywords={Augmented Reality, Education, Displays, Tracking, Interactive User Interfaces},
  • Li Xia
    Bin Sheng
    Ping Li
    Ruimin Shen
    Year: 2015
    Potential for Augmented Reality in Education: An Overview
    DOI: 10.4108/fiee.1.2.e2
Li Xia1, Bin Sheng1,2,*, Ping Li3, Ruimin Shen1
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • 2: State Key Lab. of Computer Science, Inst. of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 3: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
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The advances of Augmented Reality (AR) technology make the solving of many difficulties become possible. Decades of development in the Augmented Reality field have shown that this emerging technology has the ability to bring about sweeping improvement in numerous areas, especially in education where the AR technology could see its most meaningful fulfilment in one’s development. In this paper, we present a comprehensive survey of AR technologies and applications in education domain. In the end of this paper, we summarize several future directions that the educational AR technology would be heading to. We aim to provide instructors and learners, who are using or plan to use AR as a tool in their educational practice, a useful insight into the state-of-the-art AR developments and applications.