Because AR allows you to move around and place things in the real world, it promotes exploration and close looking, fosters spatial recall, and encourages physical—as well as social—interactivity. it can be a great tool for learning and might even become an educator’s new best friend.
SXSW EDU brings together educators from across the world, and part of the Edmentum team had the opportunity to attend this year. We were very excited to connect with educators, attend informative sessions, host a meetup, and even present at the legendary conference. Let’s take a look into the fun our team had while we spent a week in Austin, Texas.
One of the more fascinating discussions at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2019 in Orlando last month was centered on educational leadership, specifically what tech-savvy administrators do to advance their schools and districts. The panel discussion, hosted by international consultant Matt Harris and featuring thought leaders Alex Inman, Jianli Jiao, and Sonny Magana, included some unexpected ideas that any administrator can take to heart.
Reality technology, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed-reality (MR), have the potential to immerse students in multi-dimensional, responsive environments with stunning visuals effects layered with audio, text, interactive media and a vast world of information.