Augmented and virtual reality technologies in education for sustainable development: An expert-based technology assessment




augmented reality, virtual reality, immersive technologies, education, sustainable development


Digitalization in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) has gained attention in the last decade. In particular, technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) offer new ways to deliver educational content on sustainable development by simulating real-world experiences and using immersive and interactive formats for learning. Using an explorative qualitative research approach, the benefits of AR and VR technologies in the context of ESD are assessed. The results of a first expert panel show that AR and VR technologies are particularly suitable for sustainability topics when an understanding of action and the transfer of knowledge and values are to be promoted among learners.


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Ebinger F, Buttke L, Kreimeier J. Augmented and virtual reality technologies in education for sustainable development: An expert-based technology assessment. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 8 [cited 2023 Jun. 3];31(1):28-34. Available from: