Augmented Reality-Based Simulations Embedded in Problem Based Learning Courses

  • Diego VillaránEmail author
  • María Blanca Ibáñez
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9307)


Augmented reality is a technology that can be used to deploy Problem Based Learning activities that immerse students into meaningful learning activities by overlaying digital information; such as audio, video, 3D simulations, etc., to the vision of the real world. This paper explores the integration of augmented reality based activities in web courses providers and proposes a communication flow between an augmented reality application and a web based learning course provider.


Augmented reality Problem based learning E-learning 



This work was supported in part by the Spanish project EEE under Grant TIN2011-28308-C03-01 and the Spanish project eMadrid under the grant S2009/TIC-1650.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Villarán
    • 1
    Email author
  • María Blanca Ibáñez
    • 1
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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