Augmented Reality and 3D Technologies: Mapping Case Studies in Education

  • Teresa CardosoEmail author
  • Teresa Coimbra
  • Artur Mateus
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Learning anywhere, any time is becoming ever more a daily routine, due to the increasingly and recent growth of information and communication technologies (ICT). The key characteristic of ICT, namely, in the use of mobile equipment and software, has been their portability, mobility, and network access. The technological development, including software applications available for the implementation of three-dimensional contents, has been following this trend. Hence, it is important to know whether and how these three-dimensional contents are being integrated in educational situations, namely, regarding augmented reality and mobile learning. Thus, a synthesis of Portuguese and international research works and case studies related to the use of three-dimensional augmented reality is presented, from a chronological perspective on the evolution of the information and communication technologies. The main goal of this knowledge mapping is to contribute to the state of the art in three-dimensional augmented reality technologies in education. In addition, it is aimed to frame the creation and implementation of three-dimensional content in higher education, specifically in the field of mathematics.


Augmented reality Mobile learning Three-dimensional contents Information and communication technologies Knowledge mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LE@D, Elearning and Distance Education Lab, Department of Education and Distance Learning and Teaching, UID4372-FCT-MCTESUniversidade Aberta (Open University of Portugal)LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.LE@D, Elearning and Distance Education Lab, UID4372-FCT-MCTESUniversidade Aberta (Open University of Portugal)LisbonPortugal
  3. 3.CDRsp – Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product DevelopmentPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaMarinha GrandePortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Yanguo Jing
    • 1
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCoventryUK

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