Mark Barnes

Can augmented reality be used as a teaching tool?

Posted in multimedia, Recent Events, Teaching Tools, Web 2.0 by Mark Barnes on February 6, 2010

Picture via NY1.com

 

So, now you can try on clothes on your computer with your webcam. This is what’s  known as “augmented reality.” 

Star Trek fans would liken this fairly new technology to Deep Space Nine’s holosuites —  rooms where anything becomes virtually real. Sure, the augmented reality of the 21st century is not as fantastic as the holo-technology of the Star Trek universe, but it’s pretty cool, nonetheless. 

What I’m wondering is how can this be used in the K-12 classroom as a teaching tool?

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