Share Paper: Augmented Reality: Object-in-the-world or Simulacrum?

  1. Herbert Thomas, The Mind Lab, New Zealand, New Zealand

Abstract: Education grapples daily with the demands of effectively harnessing new technologies for the purpose of improving student learning. In these endeavours the focus falls on the learning process itself. Often, this focus goes hand in hand, with an acceptance of the particular technology itself as existential ‘object-in-the-world’. Such an approach to the use of technology in learning deprives students of opportunities for engaging in discourses relating to the relationships between humanity, technology, and environment. Conceptions of these relationships are drawn from readings beyond those traditionally associated with education, such as media theory. Such conceptions provide elements of the mental models ...