This blog is all about how mobile devices can be incorporated in classrooms today to help students learn. In many ways, this blog is about the present as I’ve always looked to be as practical as possible to offer ideas for readers in incorporating this technology now. Recently I’ve been introduced to the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) and have been intreagued. According to Wikipedia, AR is:
” a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.”
Below is a video demonstrating the possibility of AR:
Initially, I thought AR was a concept for the future and decided to wait before I began commenting on it. However, as I dug a bit deeper, I discovered that, to my surprise, AR apps could be coming to the iPhone as soon as September 2009 with the release of version 3.1 of the iPhone OS. You can read more about that here. As a result, I decided to introduce the concept here for any of you who have yet to come across this concept. As AR unfolds, I’m sure it will become a hot topic of great interest in social circles, blogs and edublogs (especially this one). In the meantime, take a look at the video below which provides a glimpse into what AR will mean beginning as soon as September, 2009.