Augmented Reality in Education Event

The AR in education event took place on Friday 19th October 2012. This was a free to attend event, aimed at promoting the use of AR in all education disciplines.

Augmented Reality is an exciting technology that when used, can offer that ‘wow’ factor. At City University London, we have been looking at how this technology can be embedded in teaching and learning, as part of a JISC funded project, other examples of AR to enhance teaching and learning can be seen at the University of Exeter and University of Manchester.

Mobile devices (tablets and phones) and technology such as the Microsoft Kinect and the Raspberry Pi are making AR a more achievable option and with technologies such as Google Glasses, AR promises exciting opportunities ahead.

The event will be of interest to those who are currently using, or wish to further explore the use of AR in education, irrespective of levels of expertise (although a basic understanding is assumed).

Agenda

9.00-10.00 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.05 cARe Project, Farzana Latif, City University London | watch video
10.30 scARlet Project, Matthew Ramirez University of Manchester | watch video
11.00 AR: A view of the future with Microsoft technologies, Lee Stott, Microsoft | watch video
11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 Lester Maddan – from Augmented Planet and author of Professional Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones: Programming for junaio, Layar and Wikitude | watch video
12.30 Luke Robert Mason – Researcher in Technology & Cyberculture | Director at @VirtualFutures | watch video
13.00-14.30 Lunch/Networking/Demonstrations

14.30-15.00 Augmenting Reality with Kinect, Rob Miles, University of Hull author of Start Here! Learn the Kinect API | watch video
15.00-15.30 The Vision and the Reality (discussion), Steve Boneham, JISC Netskills | watch video
15.30-15.45 Closing Remarks, Dr Ian Glover, City University London | watch video
15.45-16.00 Prizes
16.00 Informal networking at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker (across the road)

If you are interested in  presenting or sponsoring the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by e-mailing Farzana: f.latif@city.ac.uk