Educational Opportunities for Augmented Reality

  • Enrico GandolfiEmail author
  • Richard E. FerdigEmail author
  • Zachary Immel
Living reference work entry
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


This chapter provides an overview of immersive virtual environments (IVEs) in education with an emphasis on augmented reality (AR). A related chapter “Educational Opportunities for Immersive Virtual Reality” focuses on the other main branch of IVE. The chapter begins with an attempt to clarify and define terms. Then, a review of research is presented for AR that highlights the current and potential impact in PreK-12, higher education, and professional development settings. Findings suggest that use of AR can lead to increased engagement. However, the synthesis also points mostly to theoretical argumentation for AR’s PreK-12 implementation.


Augmented reality Holograms Immersive virtual environments Informal learning Mobile learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.RCETKent State UniversityKentUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Gibson
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Ogata
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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