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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

Augmented and virtual reality applications bring new insights to real world objects and scenarios. This paper shares research results of the TalkTech project, an ongoing study investigating the impact of learning about new technologies as members of global communities. This study shares results of a collaborative learning project about augmented and virtual reality and their applications in a variety of businesses and industries. In the TalkTech project, students from universities in the United States and Romania collaboratively work together to research the use of augmented and virtual reality in an assigned industry, create original augmented reality artifacts, and communicate and share their findings with their international partners. The authors evaluate the TalkTech project through the lens of the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) framework as a pedagogy to enhance student learning about augmented reality and improve students’ digital skills. The paper also discusses the SAMR framework as implemented in the TalkTech project and its application to creating learning projects to transform Information Systems education.

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