ARLearn: augmented reality meets augmented virtuality

Stefaan Ternier, Roland Klemke, Marco Kalz, Patricia Van Ulzen, Marcus Specht

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    This article deals with educational opportunities for mixed reality games and related scenarios for learning. It discusses several issues and educational challenges to be tackled when linking augmented reality and augmented virtuality. Second, the paper describes the architecture of the ARLearn system which offers highly flexible support for different educational settings. Three prototypical use cases implemented based on the underlying ARLearn framework are discussed, which are a field trip system, an augmented Google StreetView client called StreetLearn, and a real time crisis intervention game. ARLearn combines real time notification and mixed reality games across Mobile Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and the authors aim to use the underlying (open source) framework for further case studies and mixed reality applications for learning support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2143-2164
    Number of pages22
    JournalJournal of Universal Computer Science - Technology for learning across physical and virtual spaces
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


    • ARLearn
    • mobile learning
    • serious games


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