This month I will be participating in a panel discussion about the Potential of Augmented Reality (AR) for Education at SXSW in Austin. I'm lucky to be joined on the panel with some leading experts in the field of AR: Tish Shute, Brendan Scully, Karen Hamilton and our fellow blogger here, Enzo Silva.
Tish Shute, founder of Ugotrade, a leading AR blog, explains that AR is in a critical development stage:
"Augmented Reality is in its infancy and we are just beginning to see AR learning apps emerge for young children on consumer devices, and museums are pioneering AR in situated educational experiences. AR has a long history in military and industrial training and simulation excercises because in these areas bulky high priced equipment is not an obstacle to adoption. We are in the middle of a data revolution. Soon just about everything in our world will have a data shadow. Sensors everywhere will allow us to communicate with the world around us in totally new ways. AR is the natural interface to bring relevancy to data. It will turn arcane spreadsheets, vast unstructured data sets - the data wakes of our cyborg lives - into visible, visceral, interactive, optimizable, and actionable parts of everyday life."
Others on the panel include Brendan Scully from metaio, Karen Hamilton from George Brown University in Toronto, and Enzo Silva from Oracle. Enzo organized the panel, and will be moderating.
We're hoping to have a dynamic and interactive discussion about where AR is currently, where it's going, and how organizations can begin to leverage the technology to build more authentic and immersive educational experiences.
We hope you can join us in Austin! Until then, check out this cool video from metaio on multichannel AR: