Posted by: crudbasher | September 20, 2010

My Video of Future Augmented Reality in Education

I think in 5 years we will look back on this time and the most world changing technology will be Augmented Reality.  Right now it has not really taken form but you can see a glimpse of what it might be in this amazing AR app for the iPhone.  Point your phone at the sky and you can see info for whatever planes are up there.  You get their height, speed and destination. See the link at the end of this post for more info.

Why this matters for education is the ability to add information on top of the real world.  This frees knowledge from the classroom.  Why can’t you learn in the real world?  Not only that, but it changes the kind of information you have to remember.  You won’t get lost.  You will be able to shop without going into the store.  It’s the merging of the vast amount of information on the Internet with reality.   The level of disruption will be similar to the cell phone.  Really. 🙂

Here is my Final Project video I did for my Game Strategies class in EMDT at Full Sail.  It was about a class field trip in the future using Augmented Reality.

Barras Andrew Final Project

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Responses

  1. Most fun field trip/game ever! I hope that someone develops this soon. I know right now there are several who are getting close to this kind of interaction without the glasses (just using the phone camera) but I like the idea of the glasses picking up gestures and responding accordingly. I recently saw a documentary on AR (wish I could remember where) about how it can be used in industry. They also talked about use of AR glasses or contacts that could be used to help in different professions. For example, the AR glasses could overlay information right over an engine that a mechanic is working on. As they are working on the engine, they can enter information about it, pull up diagnostics, and even order parts. I agree with you, AR technologies are about to change the way we interact with the world around us. This will be on demand learning because learning will be available no matter what environment you are in.

    • I think that when people invented the cell phone they really had no idea what it was going to become. Augmented Reality is really the same. While we can take a guess at how it might change things, it’s usually the uses nobody thought of that make the most difference.

      I do completely agree once we get AR glasses and contacts it will complete the technology. It is exciting to see a little glimpse of that now though.

      Thanks for your great comment!

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