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Conclusions and Where to Start

  • Kieron Sheehy
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Gill Clough
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Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)

Abstract

This book began with the premise that our experiences of the world are augmented in many ways that help create our reality, yet they become invisible over time. Currently, technology is creating a con-vergence between the virtual and the physical world. Development of the former is shaped by realities of the physical world, and the latter is becoming progressively augmented by the virtual. We identified this as a good time to explore the diverse ways and situations in which learning is being augmented through new technologies, as our perceptions of this augmentation has yet to become fossilized (Holland & Valsiner, 1988). Our definition of augmented learning was that

Augmented learning uses electronic devices to extend learners’ interaction with and perception of their current environment to include and bring to life different times, spaces, characters and possibilities.

Having presented an analytical overview of the current state of augmented learning and the ways in which its affordances are employed, begs the question of whether it is possible to make any predictions about how augmented learning will develop in the future. In general terms, we would predict an increasing transformation of what is learned. The technological augmentation of our world will reconstruct learners’ experiences of topics and issues. By offering a reorganized, rearticulated space, augmented learning can provoke learners to attain fresh understandings of time and space.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Augmented Reality System Location Game Liminal Space Traditional Learning Method 
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© Kieron Sheehy, Rebecca Ferguson, and Gill Clough 2014

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  • Kieron Sheehy
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Gill Clough

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