Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EDvent Calendar: Day 14 (Augmented reality)

For those who don't know about it, augmented reality is the name given to any technology that can overlay the real world with information or data. There is huge potential for learning in Augmented Reality; if you've got a smartphone, download one of these apps and have a play. If you'd like to learn more about how students can use AR as a publication tool, go here. At the frivolous end, we can turn roadsigns into monsters:

...while at the more serious end, AR can be used to see what the world used to be like...

...before the Christchurch earthquake (CityViewAR by Hitlab):

...to bring textbooks to life (Aurasma):

...or make meaning out of the world around you (Wikitude):

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