Monthly Archives: August 2015

Next Steps …

We are now off to wider vistas with a workshop at ALT-C (Association of Learning Technologies Conference) 2015 in Manchester on September 8th. (https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2015/).
Here is a link to the Slide Share workshop presentation:

Augmented Reality (AR) meets Action Research: A workshop (re) conceptualising a year one gaming/computing curricula.

Also a presentation and demonstration at ELEOT 2015 ” Using Augmented Reality to engage STEM students with an authentic curriculum” in Italy on September 16th which provides context and overview to the PDP Augmented Reality project. (http://eleot.org/2015/).

Coming soon will be our paper in the Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching publication ‘Networks’ – here is a near final ‘pre-published’ version:  The Augmented Library: Motivating STEM StudentsThe Augmented Library: Motivating STEM Students

Anglia Ruskin University Learning and Teaching Conference

At the recent ‘Engage’ Anglia Learning and Teaching conference (Engage Highlights) the Augmented team provided a short presentation on Developing Augmented Reality in the classroom and a longer session for participants to get hands-on experience through our workshop.

The presentation slides can be viewed here:  AugmentedReality_AngliaLandT

Image shows participants using ‘BOYD’ to view freely available triggers and a group concentrating on creating their own Auras.

LT_ARinAction LTDebbieDemo

Librarian Workshops

From the beginning of Augmented Reality books have been used as triggers and the media played used to enhance the reading / learning experience. As well as supplementing books for study some of the groups of PDP students  (for details of these projects see the Augmented PDP page) have provided AR links to locate the library and to locate particular subject areas within the library.

We also used books as the focus for the PANARU workshop, where a visiting group of lecturers and students from Panama use AR to record their comments on a selection of books and to use these as the focus for creating attractive AR enhanced posters.

To share these experiences and to help Librarians become aware of AR and to get some hands-on experience workshops (19th July in on ARU Chelmsford Campus and 26 July on the Cambridge campus). We used the classic text Homer’s Odessy with some related images for participants to use as triggers for short video commentaries that they recorded using their smart phones.

HomerScirens HomerBookCover