Exploring the Potential of Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for STEM Education

Rula Al-Azawi*, Ali Albadi, Raziyeh Moghaddas, Jonathan Westlake

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to focus on the potential of using new technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in science education in general and in STEM education in particular. Although Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as a technology have strength and weaknesses, this article focus to show how those technologies may facilitate STEM education and how to improve the area of weaknesses. In this research, we address the need for STEM education and training, which is currently either limited or not interested for students. It is also overcome the distance limitation that students face in STEM education. Furthermore, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality environments are an effective platform to encourage and attracting the new generation technology to STEM field. Technology virtualization has been used in a various way in STEM classroom to encourage creatively and innovation. However, it is also important to take in our consideration that students learning in this environment can be difficult in many directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning Technology for Education Challenges - 8th International Workshop, LTEC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLorna Uden, Galo Sanchez, Sara Rodríguez-González, Dario Liberona
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages36-44
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030207977
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event8th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, LTEC 2019 - Zamora, Spain
Duration: Jul 15 2019Jul 18 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1011
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, LTEC 2019
CountrySpain
CityZamora
Period7/15/197/18/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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