Use of Augmented Reality a New Vision on the Massive Open Online Courses

Use of Augmented Reality a New Vision on the Massive Open Online Courses

Julio Ponce (Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, México), Francisco Ornelas (Universidad Politecnica de Aguascalientes, México), Francisco Álvarez (Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, México) and Beatriz Toscano (Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, México)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9743-0.ch015
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Abstract

This study explains the importance of use Augmented Reality in education and how it can be used on the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in order to improve specific advantages. Augmented reality (AR) is an area that mixes real-world images, whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. This study further shows the development tools, application areas, and results obtained through augmented reality in the education, as a support tool to achieve the primary objective of education, which is learning through the use of MOOCs, making it a more attractive with the use of information and communication technologies. Currently there is a great variety of applications that use the augmented reality in areas such as medicine, military, education, among others.

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