Estados Unidos: How Is Augmented Reality Being Used In Education?


Can augmented reality be used for education? What are the cons and pros of it? originally appeared on Quorathe place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Caspar Thykier, CEO and co-founder of Zappar, on Quora:

We’ve done a good amount of work in education around K12 and also see a lot of usage among our community at a university level for vocational learning for design courses, games development, computer science, architecture etc.

There are a few avenues to explore:

Firstly the use of AR in computing for children at primary school. We’ve run workshops with kids as young as nine and ten familiarizing themselves with computers for the first time and learning about file formats, folder structures and simple multimedia skills. In this setting, our ZapWorks Designer tool is a great way for kids to create their first AR project. So, for instance, this might be to design a poster about a topic they are studying – Egyptian Pyramids for example. Children work in groups of three or four to decide which images, quotes, videos and links they want to feature on their poster from a predefined folder of content. They use the ZapWorks Designer tool to decide what other content to overlay and augment on their poster. They then present their finished design back to the rest of the class and get something fun to take home and share with their family. All the while they’re learning about computer skills, teamwork, curation of content, presentation techniques and interacting with their course work. It’s a big win for everyone.

We’ve also worked with

companies like the brilliant Stone Oak media in the US who create original and rich narrative driven content around key STEM topics. These teaching aids take the stress out of designing course work for teachers and give them new ways to tackle challenging subjects in a way that children can enjoy.

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