Virtual and Augmented Reality in Higher Education: Immersive Experiences for Deep Learning

  • Richar Lutter Calderón Zambrano Universidad Técnica de Machala – Ecuador
  • María Elena Yánez Romero Universidad Técnica De Machala – Ecuador
  • Kerly Elizabeth Dávila Dávila Universidad Técnica De Machala – Ecuador
  • Carolina Estefanía Beltrán Balarezo Universidad Técnica de Machala – Ecuador
Keywords: Virtual reality; Deep learning; Higher education; Educational technologies.


The present study enters a cutting-edge terrain where virtual and augmented reality converge with higher education; it proposes to explore how the integration of virtual and augmented reality can positively impact higher education, promoting deep learning. Through the analysis of case studies and the review of updated literature, we seek to understand how these technologies can revolutionize the way students acquire and apply knowledge in a constantly evolving educational environment. To this end, a literature review was conducted, which involves the compilation and evaluation of existing literature on a specific topic. The results have shown that virtual and augmented reality in higher education has been a topic of interest in recent years especially within the field of social sciences, inferring that virtual reality has emerged as a pioneering pattern that fundamentally alters the way people and computer systems interact.


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Author Biographies

Richar Lutter Calderón Zambrano, Universidad Técnica de Machala – Ecuador

Docente de la Universidad Técnica de Machala. Profesor de Matemáticas Superior. Doctor Químico Industrial y Magíster en docencia de las Matemáticas.

María Elena Yánez Romero, Universidad Técnica De Machala – Ecuador

Ingeniera Química. Máster en Ingeniería Industrial y Productividad. Docente Universitario.

Kerly Elizabeth Dávila Dávila, Universidad Técnica De Machala – Ecuador

Bioquímica Farmacéutica. Máster en Bioquímica Clínica. Docente Universitario en la Universidad Técnica de Machala.

Carolina Estefanía Beltrán Balarezo, Universidad Técnica de Machala – Ecuador

Ingeniera en alimentos. Máster Universitario en Calidad y Seguridad Alimentaria obtenido en la Universitat de Valencia, España.


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How to Cite
Calderón Zambrano, R. L., Yánez Romero, M. E., Dávila Dávila, K. E., & Beltrán Balarezo, C. E. (2023). Virtual and Augmented Reality in Higher Education: Immersive Experiences for Deep Learning. Religación, 8(37), e2301088.