Towards Seamless Mobile Learning with Mixed Reality
on Head-Mounted Displays
World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning,
This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges of utilizing optical (head-mounted) displays for mixed reality in the context of seamless mobile learning. Recent technological developments have significantly improved the capabilities and the mobility of head-mounted displays. Future displays, frequently referred to as data glasses, will be even more lightweight, have a larger naturally sized field of view, and will redefine the standing of mixed reality in economy and society. We envision that these immersive displays will introduce a new world of didactical opportunities and novel context-aware designs for seamless mobile learning, particularly in outdoor learning environments. Our discussion is based on an extensive literature review and first-hand experience with applying this type of novel technology in learning scenarios. Our considerations comprise new ways of collaborative learning and communication between peers, the role of human-computer interaction, the visualization of learning content, and exemplary learning scenarios with mixed reality. We further provide an overview of potential research directions to be pursued in the near future.
Sailer, C., Rudi, D., Kurzhals, K. & Raubal, M. (2019). Towards Seamless Mobile Learning with Mixed Reality on Head-Mounted Displays. In Proceedings of World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2019 (pp. 69-76).