Language Learning and Artificial Reality

Language Learning and Artificial Reality

Computer-mediated reality such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) interfaces have shown the potential to enhance language learning. AR and VR combine physical and virtual worlds to form an artificial reality and leveraging the advantages of both. AR technology allows the virtual objects (augmented components) to be overlaid into the real world so that user experience can be elevated, where VR technology brings the reality experience into a virtual environment with the help of VR devices such as VR glasses. This project adopts the Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) methodology to build the artifacts with AR and VR technology and it involves teachers during the design process and reflection to improve the system and pedagogical design. Through the process, the teachers will improve their digital literacy and form a good community of practice in language education with e-learning practical experience.