Towards a teachers' augmented reality competencies (TARC) framework

Stavros Nikou, Anastasios Economides, Maria Perifanou

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Augmented reality, the technology that augments real environments with virtual components, is constantly evolving. Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to offer immersive, authentic, and meaningful learning experiences to students and therefore enhance learning. However, the effective integration of augmented reality into teaching requires from teachers to master a special set of digital competencies. The current study proposes a framework that defines the augmented reality competencies that teachers should have in order to effectively integrate augmented reality into their teaching. The framework comprises four dimensions: basic augmented reality literacies, create, use, and manage augmented reality learning resources. Based on the proposed framework, the study introduces also the Teachers' Augmented Reality Competencies (TARC) questionnaire that can help educators to self-assess and develop their AR competencies in order to integrate augmented reality in their practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Jul 2021
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning: "New Realities, Mobile Systems and Applications" - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 Nov 20215 Nov 2021


ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning
Abbreviated titleIMCL2021
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  • augmented reality (AR)
  • teacher training
  • framework
  • digital competencies


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