An Overview of Enhancing Distance Learning Through Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies [article]

Elizabeth Childs, Ferzam Mohammad, Logan Stevens, Hugo Burbelo, Amanuel Awoke, Nicholas Rewkowski, Dinesh Manocha
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Although distance learning presents a number of interesting educational advantages as compared to in-person instruction, it is not without its downsides. We first assess the educational challenges presented by distance learning as a whole and identify 4 main challenges that distance learning currently presents as compared to in-person instruction: the lack of social interaction, reduced student engagement and focus, reduced comprehension and information retention, and the lack of flexible and
more » ... stomizable instructor resources. After assessing each of these challenges in-depth, we examine how AR/VR technologies might serve to address each challenge along with their current shortcomings, and finally outline the further research that is required to fully understand the potential of AR/VR technologies as they apply to distance learning.
arXiv:2101.11000v2 fatcat:gdto5gsmtndunntpbwdkiqifyy