Using Augmented Reality as a framework for learning activities can be an exciting way to engage students in drawing real-world connections with class content. In this Teaching Tip Live, we will be discussing how faculty at UAF are using Augmented Reality in their class and exploring a few tools and techniques.
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Have you been playing Pokémon Go lately? You have probably heard about it if you haven’t actually tried it out for yourself. Apart from cute Pokémons, one of the reasons this game is sensational is because it involves Augmented Reality (AR), which is a digital layer that can be seen on top of the real world through your mobile device, which is super fun.
Many classes have an exam scheduled around the middle of the term. Having a review session before an exam can be a good way to reinforce the main ideas that you’re trying to get across to your students. Although cramming for exams does not promote good practices for long-term learning, studies do show that having some kind of review before an exam can improve test scores.
Augmented Reality (AR) can seem like magic but there are a growing number of creation tools that make it easy and fun for everyone to get started making their own. Layar Creator is a simple drag-and-drop interface available online. Read this week’s teaching tip to find out how to get started.
Augmented Reality (AR) has been mentioned in the last couple years’ Horizon Reports for Higher Education as one of the latest upcoming technologies for education. You may have heard of new wearable technologies such as Google Glass that will bring AR to the masses in the near future.