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By Matt Ewens, Information Officer, Jisc RSC South West A basic presentation, going through what AR is and linking to many Jisc projects in this evolving area

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  • 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 1RSCs Stimulating and supporting innovation in learningWhat is Augmented Reality (AR)?Matt Ewens, Information Officerwww.jisc.ac.uk/rsc

2. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 2What is Augmented Reality?AR is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements areaugmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.The intermediary device, owing to its portability and functionality, is invariably a Smart phone orTablet.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-A1l4Jn6EYOr maybe ultimatelyGlasses?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISsJcDOIF1M 3. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 3Demonstrations!Here is an excellent example ofLayared, which features how you canembed video seamlessly into a posteror magazine, with amazing results.Here is a tutorial link from the Layarteam explaining how they did this:http://devsupport.layar.com/entries/21627022-video-tutorial-5-how-to-create-and-add-ar-video%C2%A0alreadyThe image displayed is owned by Layar and its inclusion is onlyfor display purposes and should not be used in any promotionalmaterials. Visit the Layar website or purchase the magazine. 4. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 4Demonstrations! 5. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 5But what about Education?Is there a viable, pedagogical way of integrating these technologies into Education?http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/augmentedreality/blog/2010/09/19/what-is-augmented-reality/71% of 16-24 year olds in the UK now own a Smart phone (i.e. a device capable of processingAugmented Reality):http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/images/publications/simple%20things%20done%20well.pdfJisc think soTheyve funded work:2 types of Technology: Marker Based (Triggered by QR code/visual image Marker less (e.g. GPS calibrated) 6. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 6Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching (SCARLET):Imagine a teacher and a group of students huddled around a Dante manuscript or early printed editionin the Library. The SCARLET project aims to use AR (Augmented Reality) to simultaneously allowstudents to experience the magic of original materials, whilst enhancing the learning experience bysurrounding the object with digitised content; images, texts, online learning resources and informationon related objects held in the Library and elsewhere.Scarlet+ AR Links:http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/its-alive-presenting-voices-in-your-pocket-the-university-of-sussex-scarlet-ar-app/NB: Works through JUNAIO App, available form Apple or Android StorePresentation on SCARLET: http://blogs.city.ac.uk/care/ar-event/videos-augmented-reality-education-2012/ 7. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 7Landmap-AR Content: http://landmap.ac.uk/The geospatial AR channel developed in conjunction with Landmap is now live. It allows the user tovisualise this data in a whole new way. Through a highly detailed feature rich map, users can switchbetween different map layers and manipulate 3D models to bring the location to life.Added functionality enables the user to: Freeze the tracking to take a snapshot of the layer Activate gestures to rotate, scale and move the layer Make the layer transparent to see how it fits on the printed base layer Displays information about different parts of the interfaceTo access the channel simply open Junaio and scan the map image or scan the QR code below. Followthe instructions to uncover the content by holding your device over the satellite image. For maximumfunctionality the content is best viewed on a tablet device although smartphones will still display themodels and key correctly. Trigger Image: http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/landmap-app-3d-map-content-released/ 8. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 8Kendal College:Lots of Jisc funded activity going on, including.AR enabled prospectus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mm8AIP3p9ELivingLeARning Materials:Funded under JISC FES call 01/12-Augmented Reality for Plumbing students.Link to trigger images:http://www.smart4.info/living_leARning.htmlNB: You will need to Aurasma app to get these to trigger 9. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 9Unlocking the Hidden Curriculum-University of Exeter:-Early Jisc funded activity to ascertain viability of AR to Higher Education-Link to Resources (including Factsheets):http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/augmentedreality/toolkit/-Review of available Augmented Reality Packages for Education (Nov 2010):http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/augmentedreality/blog/2010/11/16/review-of-available-augmented-reality-packages/ 10. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 10CARE (Creating Augmented Reality in Education)-City University LondonThe Health CARE project is currently a short term JISC* funded project being delivered by CityUniversity London. As part of the project well be looking at how Augmented Reality(AR) can be used toenhance teaching and learning for students in the School of Health Sciences.Case 1 Clinical Skills LaboratoryClinical skills are an essential component of healthcare education for trainee nurses; simulated practiceis used to orientate students to the clinical environment. This example looks at how relevant resourcescan be overlaid over equipment, dummies and key areas within a clinical skills lab.Case 2 Public Health Walk/Locality ProjectStudent nurses are allocated to a placement in East London and it is important that they gain anappreciation of the culture, history and social composition of the area they are working in. Walkingaround an area can help identify health issues. Download the app and the trigger images(Apple/Android) (NB: Rebranded Aurasma): http://blogs.city.ac.uk/care/the-app/ 11. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 11South Staffordshire College:South Staffordshire College grabbed the technology and put it to use across their curriculum. Thebricklaying team at the college produced their own videos which have improved the number of traineescutting bricks right first time from around 40% to a staggering 90%. Think what this can save in terms ofcost on this course.Link to Case Study (Excellence Gateway):http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/26207PowerPoint Presentation on SSC experience:http://wiki.rscwmsystems.org.uk/images/9/97/JISC_RSC_WM_AR_presentation_draft1-1-.pdfLink to South Staffordshire College App (Apples/Android) and trigger images:http://www.southstaffs.ac.uk/ar-app/ 12. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 12The future of AR in Education1- Is there a pedagogic rationale?Do we let the tail wag the dog?Remember when Second Life was the Future of Education?!2- Multiple apps As youll have noticed, there are presently a plethora of apps required to trigger the images; only the appcode the image has been tagged with will trigger the AR material This may change; Platforms tend to proliferate early on, but we may end up with a couple of major playersa few years down the line; especially if Google are seriously interested There may be value in an Institutionally branding app to secure commercial content accessible only to yourlearners3- Materials developmentAt present, development costs are expensive but a shared repository of materials is on Jiscs radar 13. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 13AR without Handheld accessories?Using Kinect as an AR tool (Microsoft XBOX accessory):http://blogs.city.ac.uk/care/ar-event/videos-augmented-reality-education-2012/Also..Google Glass will apparently use biotic instruction (e.g. wink to take a photo)-Look, no hands!http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/code-in-google-glass-features/The Future of AR.. 14. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 17, 2013 | slide 14Thank you!Mattewens@rsc-south-west.ac.uk01752 587035