Virtual and augmented reality as cognitive tools for learning

Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented realty (AR) technologies have the potential to radically augment human cognitive abilities. This paper explores four central concepts of the applications of VR and AR as cognitive tools for learning. First, the current state of VR and AR technologies, their evolution and applications are reviewed. Second, the role of cognitive…

Massive Open Online Courses [Special issue]

Higher education is entering a phase of dramatic change and innovation. Mainstream media often present massive open online courses (MOOCs) as both a reflection of the need for universities to undergo a metamorphosis and as a means of forcing a new perspective on digital teaching and learning practices (i.e., Lewin, 2013; Pappano, 2012). However, university faculty caution…