My students and I have been playing with Aurasma today on our ipads and iphones. You have to have a unique image (digital or distinct images are best) and you can attach animations or videos to them. So, a book's page can have a video attached or a painting could have a description attached. It is very cool. This TED video explains the concept.
It is likely we will be asking for Google Glasses for Christmas. These will be android based glasses that we will wear that include 3G and 4G data connection including sensors and GPS detectors. Prepare for a new form factor -- motion and the human eye, we may not be using tablets at all.
"A new way of learning
Augmented Reality in School Environments
- A European Research Project -
Technological advances in the field of information and communication technologies enable innovative ways to mediate knowledge. Among them, Augmented Reality (AR) becomes increasingly a field of interest.
Integrated in e-learning systems, AR will provide innovative ways to transfer knowledge in education. This is the purpose of the project Augmented Reality in School Environments (ARiSE). The aim is to create an innovative teaching aid, enabling teachers to develop, with a moderate effort, new teaching practices for teaching scientific and cultural content to school classes in an easy to comprehend way. "
yes, this is HUGE. Location layers are very important for education. I wish there were alternatives for privacy protection that will allow us to better tap into this tool in the classroom. Until then, get familiar and let's start learning about and also creating layers. Learn, my friends. This is your future.
"Looking at life through rose-colored glasses? How about walking through your town and seeing it as the Huffington Post or the Independent Film Channel sees it? IFC announced a new campaign this morning with leading location-based social network Foursquare that will allow you to do just that. The Huffington Post launched a Foursquare layer today as well."
I'm ready to follow the local historical society, an environmental justice organization or two, perhaps an art-graffiti-watchers association - the possibilities are nearly endless. Imagine allowing background location tracking and notification for some layers. "To see the world through the lenses of my favorite organizations" would be a nice addition to the reasons why people say they use check-in apps.
Tucked in the crevices of the end of this article about Foursquare enforcing "rules" for mayorship is a note about the feature of Foursquare that educators are awaiting. While privacy concerns remain for classroom use. The idea of "layers of location annotation" would allow us to create educational layers of information to augment our world.
This is HUGE. Tremendously huge. Educators, you should play foursquare, because whether you like it or not, augmented reality is going to be a big part of education in the future.
"The ability to subscribe to layers of location annotation from trusted brands and receive push notifications when you check in near an annotated place ("you follow the History Channel and just checked in near a place of historical significance... ") is the feature of Foursquare that interests me the most."
The ability to subscribe to layers of location annotation from trusted brands and receive push notifications when you check in near an annotated place ("you follow the History Channel and just checked in near a place of historical significance... ") is the feature of Foursquare that interests me the most.
Great article from national geographic on augmented reality. One of my students brought this in today.
QR codes are here and they are going mainstream. MR Robbo the PE geek, myself and others are using these IN CLASS and they are useful ways of augmenting reality. Time to learn because people are going to be talking!
This tedtalk discusses how Microsoft is building augmented reality into searchable maps and is from Blaise Agüera y Arcas with Microsoft. This software is supposed to transform how we look at digital images. This is fascinating and also a topic that the students of NetGenEd will be reviewing as part of their research into augmented reality.
Blaise Agüera y Arcas
Augmented Reality is enhancing the world around us by using electronic devices to create a reality that is supplemented (or "augmented") with additional information.
Sometimes this is location based (using GPS) or uses QR Codes (with QR code readers) and most often with handheld devices making this truly possible.
These links are from the Horizon Report 2010.
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