AR in Education Event

Delegate interacting with AR demos

One of the outputs for the JISC funded cARe project was to deliver an event that focused on the use of Augmented Reality in Education. The idea of which was to bring together like-minded people to explore AR and to help establish a community dedicated to educational use of AR. Hosting such an event was particularly important because many of the events that I have been to regarding AR have had a very strong marketing focus.

The event took place at City University London on the 19th October 2012. It quickly sold out and interest was so high that there were almost as many people on the waiting list as there were delegates in attendance, with those delegates coming from institutions across the UK and Ireland, including Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester.

   

“… the information presented and the speakers were very interesting, the event was a good experience.”

Presenters at the event included thought leaders, practitioners, and authors from both Industry and universities. I had the pleasure of hosting the event and kicked it off by welcoming delegates and talking about the JISC cARe project. Matt Ramirez (University of Manchester), Lester Madden (Founder of Augmented Planet), Lee Stott (Microsoft), Luke Robert Mason(Researcher in Technology & Cyberculture), Rob Miles(University of Hull) were amongst the speakers that inspired our delegates throughout the day. The lunch break included interactive demonstrations Continue reading