Potential for augmented reality in education: An overview

Li Xia, Bin Sheng, Ping Li, Ruimin Shen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalEAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Augmented Reality
  • Education
  • Displays
  • Tracking
  • Interactive User Interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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