Educational Augmented Reality Technology for Language Learning and Teaching: A Comprehensive Review
The purpose of this paper is to present a review of Augmented Reality (AR) technology as an educational tool for foreign language education. Following a short yet comprehensive literature review, the paper reviews educational AR technology in terms of learning theories, learning pedagogies, teachers, students, culture, infrastructure, and sustainability based on the framework developed by Osterweil et al. (2016) for evaluating the appropriateness of educational technology use in global development programs. The review showed that AR technology provides several benefits for language learning; however, it is not ready for total integration into language classes. The paper also provides practical suggestions for activities enriched with AR in four language skills and recommended applications. This review offers various implications for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and coursebook developers.
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