One is One, Two is Fun: Individual and Collaborative Learning Designs for Engaging Augmented Reality Materials
Abstract: Augmented reality (AR) is slowly finding its way to educational practice, but design and implementation still reflect affordances from other fields. While those approaches offer valuable knowledge on interaction, engagement and motivation benefits, it is time for educators to use augmented reality as a tool to enhance teaching and learning in a classroom environment. This paper presents a set of learning artefacts and activities designed to address specific situations and needs of diverse learners in primary school classrooms. Focusing on reading comprehension and writing motivation, these activities highlight kinaesthetic elements and discovery to engage learners in recommended reading for Year 5. Transferability of the presented designs and approaches to other subjects and levels widens the potential impact of this work across settings and educational systems internationally.