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Augmented Reality and Education


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VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) may have been around for a while, but the technology is finally becoming stable, accessible and affordable for educators. This presentation from 2013 still captures much of the basics, while some of the smaller details (no more Google Glass!!) may have changed.

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Augmented Reality and Education

  1. 1. Augmented Reality Even better than the real thing? Kay Cantwell Education Officer: Digital Learning Brisbane Catholic Education
  2. 2. What is Augmented Reality? "An environment that includes both virtual reality and real-world elements"Ronald Azuma, Research Leader at Nokia Research Centre
  3. 3. A complete immersion in a digital world.A digital layer in the real world. Milgram's reality-virtuality continuum (1994) Women's 200-meter breaststroke final, London 2012 cc licenced by (BY) flickr photo by treevillage : ( Tiannamen Square memorial in 2nd Life cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by John "Pathfinder" Lester:
  4. 4. AR digitally enhances reality. It augments your view of reality with additional digital (virtual) information.
  5. 5. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by giuseppe.costantino: Terminator vision is here.
  6. 6. A Day with Google Glass
  7. 7. Geotagging and Geolocation
  8. 8. Markers
  9. 9. What does this mean for education? 'significant potential for learning and assessment' (Johnson, Adams, & Cummins, 2012)
  10. 10. Visual and highly interactive forms of learning Examples
  11. 11. Construct new understanding using virtual objects that bring underlying data to life. Active, not passive technology
  12. 12. Bring large objects or complex processes into the student's personal space. Bringing it into your space
  13. 13. Bringing AR to life in your classroom Creative Writing prompts Immersion for an inquiry unit on Space Making phonics fun
  14. 14. Use Aurasma to create your own AR teaching experience
  15. 15. Here's how
  16. 16. Take a leap into a new experience! 365/16 Useless Fear #1: Fear of height ( / CC BY-NC 2.0