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Title: Teachers’ Views on Integrating Augmented Reality in Education: Needs, Opportunities, Challenges and Recommendations
Authors: Perifanou, Maria
Economides, Anastasios A.
Nikou, Stavros A.
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, general (including: training, pedagogy,didactics)
FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Media and communications
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Media and communications::Information science (social aspects)
Keywords: augmented reality
teachers' skills
educators' skills
teachers' digital skills
educators' digital skills
digital teaching
AR-enhanced teaching
augmented reality in teaching
augmented reality in education
teachers' training
teachers' professional development
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Source: Future Internet
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
First Page: 20
Abstract: The integration of augmented reality (AR) in education is promising since it enhances teaching and offers more engaging and appealing learning experiences. Teachers can have a catalytic role towards the adoption of AR in education; therefore, their perspectives with regard to AR in teaching and learning are very important. The current study explores teachers’ views on the integration of AR in education through an open-ended questionnaire that has been answered by 93 educators worldwide. A set of digital skills that can support student-centered pedagogies in an appropriate infrastructure are the main requirement for effective teaching with AR. Among the perceived benefits and opportunities are interactive teaching and learning, increased interest and engagement, better understanding of complex concepts. As barriers, participants reported the lack of AR educational applications, the cost of buying and maintaining AR equipment and resources, the lack of teachers’ and students’ digital skills, classroom management issues, and security and ethical issues. Moreover, survey participants highlighted the need for raising teachers’ awareness for the added value of AR in education and the need for teachers’ continuous professional development. Implications and future research recommendations on the integration of AR in education are discussed.
ISSN: 1999-5903
Other Identifiers: 10.3390/fi15010020
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics

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