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Meta-analysis of the impact of Augmented Reality on students’ learning gains


Educational Research Review Volume 27, Number 1, ISSN 1747-938X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Existing literature reflects the multiple benefits of the integration of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies in educational settings. Many studies have been conducted to establish the tendencies, affordances, and challenges of this technology for education. However, most of these studies are qualitative studies that do not measure the extent of the impact of this technology on education. This study conducted a meta-analysis of 64 quantitative research papers (N = 4705) published between 2010 and 2018 in major journals. The main purpose of the study was to analyze the impact of AR on students’ learning gains. Furthermore, the study analyzed the influence of moderating variables such as control treatment, learning environment, learner type, and domain subject on the learning gains. The results identified that AR has a medium effect on the learning gains of students (d=.68,p<.001). Additionally, the study discusses the effect of AR on the moderating variables and establishes some possible routes of investigation for future work.


Garzón, J. & Acevedo, J. (2019). Meta-analysis of the impact of Augmented Reality on students’ learning gains. Educational Research Review, 27(1), 244-260. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved June 21, 2021 from .

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