The Potential of Augmented Reality for Education

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Friday 11th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Augmented Reality (AR) is on the verge of becoming a household name. Even though the concept and technology that make AR possible have been around for quite sometime, the tech-savvy community has been abuzz lately as mobile platforms such as iOS and Android have played a large role in bringing AR to the masses. But what is AR? In a nutshell, AR is a reality or environment that is augmented by layers of computer-generated information. Recent AR technologies have allowed for mobile devices to add layers of reality atop the world we see through our cell phone cameras.

Several applications such as Layar, AroundMe and others allow users to find and interact with information and other users by simply panning their cell phones around them.

What are some current examples of AR technologies, applications and potential uses around today? How does this technology affect education? What types of knowledge, community-building activities, contextual and informal learning experiences can be created with AR? How can we use AR to augment learning outcomes and creation of communities of practice? These are just some of the questions we will discuss on this panel.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Brandon Carson

imagining learning for a digital world bio from Twitter

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Brendan Scully

metaio San Francisco / opinions are my own bio from Twitter

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Enzo Silva

Instructional Design & Technology, Language Acquisition & Learning expert. Views shared here reflect my own, not my employer's. bio from Twitter

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Tish Shute

Stupid Fun Club Inc, `Reality Architect, Co-founder of Augmented World Expo (formerly Augmented Reality Event). bio from Twitter

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Karen Hamilton

George Brown College Professor http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Augmented_Reality_in_Education bio from Twitter

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24 attendees

  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Ariel Waldman
  • Brad Berkner
  • Brandon Carson
  • Brendan Scully
  • Amber Case
  • Mark Jones
  • Paulien Dresscher
  • cindy vermeulen
  • Fredrik Edling
  • Lars Holst Lyberg
  • Enzo Silva
  • erwin blom
  • Eric Waite
  • Chris Clarke
  • Karen Hamilton
  • Katherine Ablan
  • Leslie Ziegler
  • peterdovren
  • Rick Cusick
  • Ronit Weinberg
  • roycifer
  • Seb Mutimer
  • Tish Shute

31 trackers

  • Logan Bazar
  • Ashley Novak
  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Becky Minervino
  • Thomas Bosilevac
  • Carson McDonald
  • Cat Posey
  • Chris Bosco
  • Jenny Ellwood
  • Daniel Joseph Byrd
  • danielc
  • finn
  • Fleemp
  • PF Samuelson
  • Hillary Hartley
  • Jason Bedell
  • Jason Garber
  • Jason Nakai
  • Joe Cox
  • Josepf Haslam
  • John Tokash
  • Wade Austin
  • Maremel Institute
  • David Beaudouin
  • Michael Lambert
  • Herman Kuiper
  • Rachel Mercer
  • Sabih Mir
  • Shannon Darrough
  • Simon Staffans
  • Martijn Verver

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Fri 11th March 2011

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