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Play to Learn Lab Masiphumelele
Natural Learning Interfaces
Design for Learning
World Design Capital 2014 Project

AUGMENTED REALITY

Examples

Sky View These school children use the app Sky View to learn about celestial objects. When pointing a tablet or smart phone at the sky, the AR app overlays information at the right position even in bright daylight. Recycling Floor Projection Game When playing the Recycling Floor Projection Game by Formula D interactive, learners use a real broom to sweep virtual waste into the right containers.

AR for Learning

Augmented Reality (AR) could become a powerful technology for learning. AR allows us to embed interactive audiovisual content into our physical world using devices such as smart phones. Mobile devices with cameras, GPS and gyroscope are increasingly abundant opening the field for AR applications. The benefit for learning is obvious. Through AR, knowledge and information is highly contextualized. Real objects, spaces and events can be tagged or overlaid with media and background information, allowing learners to make immediate connections and learn "just in time".