The aim of this paper is to present the innovative potentials that occur when we combine the assets of smartphones, techniques of augmented reality, and the distribution of scholarly knowledge. I argue that there is a two-way potential embedded in this triad, as it offers new paths for learning and new roads for scholarly dissemination. Firstly, the triad offers an alternative way for learners to gain insights into scholarly knowledge, as learning can be filtered in a visual and location-aware manner. Secondly, the triad provides a platform for scholarly dissemination that makes it possible to communicate research findings more directly and to a wider audience. The paper reflects on an ongoing study carried out at Aarhus University and it thus highlights the raison d’être, hypotheses and research design of the study rather than its conclusive findings.
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Mobile Learning: Crossing Boundaries in Convergent Environments, 2011