The New Era of Learning with Augmented Reality (AR)

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The promising ways that AR is being integrated into the educational sector which is enhancing student success.

FREMONT, CA: In today’s world, we are being exposed to a series of unique technology that has never been seen before. One such technology to have become popular recently is augmented reality (AR). Even though AR has just laid its footprints in the industrial field, the functional symphony caused by it in every sector is telling a different story. From panoramic accessibility functions on tablets and smartphones to overlaying text and audio components onto the existing pictorial format, the application of AR has touched every sector with surprise.

What is new in the educational sector, and how will the upcoming era of school look like? A question which is often asked to the educational managers and training faculties have recently been answered by AR. The integration of augmented visual interface into the learning system will bridge the gap between theoretical principles and practical understandings. The real-world experience incorporated within an AR platform has the potential to revolutionize the education system.

AR technology embedded within the classrooms provides a learner-centered approach that was non-existent in the traditional education system. The detailed replica of a realistic environment in the digital world allows learners to explore the unknown methodological avenues in an interactive way. The detailed structural and functional information received from real-time AR data also encourages learners to construct basic models, which in turn enhance the labor productivity and worker efficiency.

Scholars and teaching professionals believe that with the increasing engagement of learners, the role of the educator will undergo a significant transformation in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize additional user information will improve the educator efficiency and elevate the course effectiveness.

The multivariant nature of AR technology allows a desktop, tab, or a smartphone to function in any computational environment, hence allowing a flexible platform for the educators. AR technology is portable and adaptable, which makes it an enhanced tool to supplement the next-generation smart classrooms. AR, combined with other functional technologies like artificial intelligence and smartboards, provides perfect educational settings for the forthcoming students.

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