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ERIC Number: EJ901245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Contextualized Interdisciplinary Learning in Mainstream Schools Using Augmented Reality-Based Technology: A Dream or Reality?
Ong, Alex
Educational Technology, v50 n6 p23-27 Nov-Dec 2010
The use of augmented reality (AR) tools, where virtual objects such as tables and graphs can be displayed and be interacted with in real scenes created from imaging devices, in mainstream school curriculum is uncommon, as they are potentially costly and sometimes bulky. Thus, such learning tools are mainly applied in tertiary institutions, such as universities and polytechnics. However, these tools have the potential to facilitate the opening up of new learning spaces within interdisciplinary core academic domains, such as physical education, basic science, physics, mathematics, biology/physiology, biomechanics, and sports science. In Singapore, a national initiative funded by the National Research Foundation has made the development of such tools affordable and mobile so that they can be used to scaffold learning. More importantly, through AR technologies, these tools can now facilitate inquiry-based experiential and authentic learning in mainstream schools. However, there is a dearth of information on the experiences and the benefits derived from its use in mainstream schools. The author highlights examples in adapting these AR learning tools for mainstream education. These examples show the potential for future extension into the formal curriculum for various academic curricular domains. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore