Enlivened Laboratories within STEM Education (EL-STEM)

A Case Study of Augmented Reality in Secondary Education

In: Augmented Reality in Educational Settings

Abstract

Inspired by the emerging technologies of Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR), the Enlivened Laboratories in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (EL-STEM) project aims to develop a new approach, integrating these technologies into school laboratories, for encouraging secondary school students’ STEM engagement. In particular, EL-STEM’s main objectives are to attract students who might not be interested in STEM-related studies/careers, enhance the interest of those who have already chosen these fields of studies/careers, and improve students’ performance in STEM-related courses. Moreover, EL-STEM provides teachers with high quality professional development opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to effectively embed AR/MR in teaching and learning. This book chapter aims to provide an overview of the EL-STEM project and describe use cases of Augmented Reality in STEM education.