Augmented Reality and eLearning



imagine being able to interact in a world beyond our own a world that can both help us see and make connections more clearly to this concept be applied to the classroom could students actually benefit from this concept what am I talking about from Florida Atlantic University this is the Center for e-learning what is augmented reality according to the always trust the internet augmented reality is defined as a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented or supplemented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound video graphics or GPS data using this technology one can use augmented reality in the classroom to help provide more real-world examples without ever leaving the room imagine a geography teacher being able to give a virtual tour of the Amazon River without ever having to leave their home or get their feet wet by wearing special glasses images and elements can be layered over what we see this can potentially open up a whole new world of possibilities and interpretation of the elements around us in terms of eLearning this can change the way we absorb knowledge especially online imagine providing interactive graphs and instructions while practicing surgery on a virtual patient microsoft is a first software company to create a full consumer device to handle this very task known as hololens this device has the power to change the e-learning spectrum as we know it only time will tell if these devices will become commercially successful this update was brought to you by fa use Center for e-learning visit us on the web at FAU dot edu slash ceel

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