A Content Analysis of Augmented Reality Studies Published in 2017

Cagdas Erbas, Stephen Atherton

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Augmented reality is one of the state-of-the-art technologies, which is utilised for educational purposes, in a wide variety of fields. Each year the frequency of academic publications on augmented reality use in education has increased. This study aims to study content analysis of augmented reality studies, used for educational purposes, published in 2017. Appropriately to the research aims, sources, which consist of PhD dissertations, master`s thesis, journal articles and conference papers, have collected from Google Scholar, and Aberystwyth University library services online database system using keywords “Augmented Reality” and “Augmented Reality in education” in English. Data has been collected and classified by the researchers using a classification form, which contains information about, authors, institutions, study methods, samples, variables, data collection tools and analysing methods and study results. In the total of 103 studies have been examined in accordance with the research questions. The findings demonstrated that the USA hosted the largest number of studies,  with Turkey in second place with 19 augmented reality studies in an educational context. It was seen that most of the studies used augmented reality as a visualisation tool, with interaction being the second most common approach used for augmented reality studies for educational purposes.


Received 25 June 2019, Revised 13 September 2019, Accepted 20 September 2019


Augmented reality, Content analysis, Educational Technology, Technology Enhanced Learning, Education

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