The Elevate Team presented on Augmented Reality, Fad or Fab? The slides are below. The focus was on making people aware of the potential of augmented reality within a learning and teaching context, and explaining why it is likely to be a niche learning technology which adds significant value to the learning process within certain disciplines.
Interestingly, when I asked the audience (n = 24);
- Have you previously accessed an augmented reality based activity? Yes = 74% of audience
- Have you created an augmented reality aura (aurasma):
- Yes with Aurasma Studio (31%)
- Yes with Aurasma App on Mobile (23%)
- No (46%).
- To what extent do you agree with the following statement: Augmented Reality as learning is a fad, it is a marketing dream and not relevant to the delivery of education
- Strongly Agree - 4%
- Agree - 39%
- Unsure - 35%
- Disagree - 13%
- Strongly Disagree - 9%
This questioning was really interesting, as it illustrates the awareness and experience of Augmented Reality in the room was high, and a large proportion thought Augmented Reality might offer little in the long term as a learning technology. This questions were asked before I presented.
Two key ideas I took from the session where;
- Further develop my ideas of Opinion Leaders in terms of technology adoption through the need to identify these people and run awareness sessions for them.
- Looking at digital pens as a means of scaling the objective testing for summative and formative reasons, within the classroom. This would also allow us to include subjective questions within the test in a more sustainable model for staff compared to the current OMR.