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Tools for Developing Augmented Reality Applications

Upside Learning

We have been experimenting with development of Augmented Reality [AR] applications for some time now. Marker based/Image recognition – using a camera these applications recognize a marker or an image in the real world, calculate its position & orientation to augment the reality. Unifeye Mobile. The AR applications can be divided into two categories –. Junaio.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Interactivity meets reality. Augmented Reality and it is happening as we speak. Augmented Reality – what is it? AR Reality. Acrossair app displays all the tweets around you in 360 degrees of Augmented Reality view, with the distances and photos of the people tweeting around you. 4. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn. 

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Tags: trainingzone e-learning gesture technology augmented reality kinect mobile learning performance support Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that.

The two types of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

My favourite example of augmented reality is now a couple of years old: While it might not be as flash as the xkcd enthusiasts might demand from this emerging technology, it remains practical and – gasp! But are these two latter examples really augmented reality? Instead, they are augmenting a representation of reality. Reality is in real-time.

#mlearn2010 Andy Goff on Augmented reality for Learning

Ignatia Webs

Engagement in learning is key, and augmented reality enhances the real world, increases QR-codes that trigger added layers of 3D 'roman centurions'., if you put it on a record player, it turns around, nice gimmick :-) SSAT website ([link] not sure of this website), look at it for the free (anatomic trigger, lung heart, blatter.). Augmented reality vs. vitual reality: which is.

Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Augmented Reality. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. It requires MIDP/JVM on mobile device. Tools for Augmented Reality: Layar.

#Situated learning via #mobile #augmented learning for our #educational future

Ignatia Webs

But with the ever growing (and simplifying) augmented mobile learning, it becomes a very feasible way of getting learners up to speed with the latest knowledge. Before looking at the video, know that it is rather easy to make a situated learning mobile lesson if you use wikitude (I had the pleasure of meeting Gunnar at mLearn2010, this is the blogpost on it ).

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. Mobile Learning Portal.

Augmented Reality: does it have a place/future in education?

Dont Waste Your Time

Augmented Reality (AR) is still in its infancy, but as people like me look further afield to find interesting technology to use in (and out of) the classroom, it has been on my radar a bit recently. Source: Asia Research News, Augmented Reality: The Future of Education Technology. Further reading: “Augmented Reality in Education&# : Mark Billinghurst.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Apart from the very sinister twist at the end, you could argue we’re already at this point in time with Apps and mobile technology. ” Holton (2010). Referenced material: Holton, D (2010) The Digital Natives / Digital Immigrants Distinction Is Dead, Or At Least Dying. How is education being visualised in “A Day Made of Glass” ? YouTube: Sight. EdTechDev. 

More Augmented Reality Videos

Dont Waste Your Time

Continuing my thoughts and readings on the use of Augmented Reality in education, here are some examples of how commercial organisations are using it in their marketing. Related posts: Video: Augmented Reality Explained. Augmented Reality: it’s all a load of goo (Cadbury’s goo, that is).

Augmented Reality on campus

Dont Waste Your Time

There are many uses for Augmented Reality systems and applications already out there, but most I come across are for more generic “find a hotel&# or “find a wifi spot&#. Library : Why not have an Augmented Reality app for the Library? Related posts: Video: Augmented Reality Explained. More Augmented Reality Videos. YouTube

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology. 2. General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning). 3. SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices. January. 1.

Web x.0 and beyond

Learning with e's

And more than just that, because it's the web of data, the geoweb, augmented media, the 3D web, and more. This was an acknowledgement of a trend I had tried to highlight in my slideshow - that intelligent content and tools can now be operated from your mobile phone while you are on the move. geomashup augmented reality Stephen Downes George Siemens social web) and web 3.0

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AR mobile quest part 1: first steps taken for mobile augmented reality with Android phone

Ignatia Webs

So I decided to take hold of all the steps leading up to a new Augmented Reality (AR) mobile learning application. Layar is currently a top tool if you want to try out AR for mobile phones (iPhone 3GS and Android phones). Tags: mobile augmented reality mobile learning android Why do I look at AR? So what did I do today? What is Layar?

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Interactivity meets reality. Augmented Reality and it is happening as we speak. Augmented Reality – what is it? AR Reality. Acrossair app displays all the tweets around you in 360 degrees of Augmented Reality view, with the distances and photos of the people tweeting around you. 4. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn. 

Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

I have great respect for Apple as an organization particularly because I use an iPhone and I think the iPhone has definitely become one of those game-changers in the smartphone world and by a large margin. I was looking forward to the Apple iPad even more so as we have been doing good stuff on mobile learning and putting up applications and tools on iPhone as pilots and on a trial basis. While demonstrating our Innovation and new projects team’s work on Augmented Reality the iPad is useless without the electronic eye. 4. Whoops!). Some reasons: 1. The missing camera.

Developing A Layar Application

Upside Learning

We believe Layar , the AR browser can have a significant role to play in mobile learning. Mobile device having Layar browser support. Difference between Name and Title field: Title appears in actual layer on mobile device. Name is for reference purpose and doesn’t appear anywhere in your layer on mobile device. In couple of days you will get approval from Layar team.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Increase in capacity of mobile phones and networks to make them potent devices for learning bringing Mobile Learning on the horizon. Mobiles will become the platform of choice for workplace learning delivery (or learning/knowledge management system access). They will collaborate with colleagues and even contribute their own content using mobiles devices. 2.

My 8 learning predictions for 2010

Ignatia Webs

In follow-up of the predictions I made in 2009 , I take a go at predicting the learning evolutions for 2010 (oh, how I wish I had an oracle to advise me). Overall I feel that learning research in 2010 will favor pedagogy over technology as the prime focus, and ubiquitous learning will be the central goal. For 2010 I think the cognitive will be increasingly in the picture.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #12

Upside Learning

AR App Development: Metaio Releases Unifeye Mobile SDK. This new augmented reality development framework is offering developers a chance to experiment with feature tracking, 3D animation rendering and real-time interaction. Do Serious Games Work? Results from Three Studies. More research is needed, but these findings provide some answers to both skeptics and supporters. 2.

eLearning & mLearning: It's All Happening--And Faster Than You Think

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About a year ago I wrote about the 2010 Horizon Report and what it said about the impending adoption of mLearning. Electronic books and mobiles as they apply to education are slated for adoption in a year or less. McGraw Hill, commonly known for textbook publishing, is making the move toward mobile with a new mobile learning platform.  Augmented Reality.

Free report on Education in the Wild: geo-located mobile earning in ActionL

Ignatia Webs

For all you mLearning lovers out there, there is a clearly written, informative and inspiring report (56 pages) on location-based contextual mobile learning (mostly across Europe). There’s some really nice work in the report, including case studies from maths, geography, psychology, architecture, Geocaching, zoo education and ethical issues with location-based mobile learning.

My top 10 #eLearning and #mLearning posts from 2010

Ignatia Webs

These where the top 10 posts (= most visited posts) in 2010: Blooms taxonomy for a digital world : an overview of how you can fit new media into Blooms taxonomy. What to take into account when choosing a mobile phone. My top 10 learning tools for 2010. My 8 learning predictions for 2010 The Horizon report 2010: this report gives an overview of emerging learning technologies.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

People Spend As Much Time On Mobile As Reading Newspapers And Magazines. The time spent on mobile devices is now the same as time spent reading print newspapers and magazines combined. Almost Half Of Mobile Users Use Internet More Than Apps. However, promotions and experiential agency Moosylvania discovered mobile websites might be a better bet for some.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint!  Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon  an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. PLENK2010 the future of education, my vision of the future , October 15, 2010 This is how I envision the learning future. EverNote).

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#.

Horizon Report 2010 - Mobile Computing

Upside Learning

The Horizon 2010 report has been published and is available for download. found it interesting that the report points to mobile computing and open content as being on the near-term horizon, within the next 12 months. To follow after on the horizon are electronic books and augmented reality. 2010 promises to change the way we look at electronic learning , a move from the personal computer/browser environment to the mobile computing environment. It’s definitely worth a read; lots of interesting trends that will affect the way we live and learn.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. So here’s the tally for "runs batted in (or attempted)" during the 2010 mLearning season. A.K.A. Validated (“Double”).

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

In tandem with this, the proliferation of personal devices such as iPods and smart mobile phones is enabling students to move beyond the boundaries of the classroom into ‘any time, any place’ learning. shall speculate on the potential impact of emerging technologies such as augmented reality and touch screens and their potential in shaping the future of education.

2010 Horizon Report on emerging technologies' impact on education is out

Ignatia Webs

There is a focus on mobile computing and simple-augmented reality as well (in different time zones). The report is 40 pages in length, and it gives an immediate and clear understanding of some of the technologies one can expect to become a reality in learning soon. You can download the report here. So, get the report, it is good public transport reading material.

Big Question: 5 strategies to keep up with all the latest technologies

Ignatia Webs

To reduce this uneasy feeling, I use 5 strategies to keep up : Strategy 1: true innovation through collaboration and trust The last new development that blew my mind was a lens equipped with nanotechnology that enabled augmented reality. By the way @TonyKarrer, I will be heading your way in June, attending the mLearncon2010 in San Diego from 15 - 17 June 2010.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation.  I know I did.  So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. Why experts shouldn’t design online resources for novices - Good Practice , August 4, 2010 What does it take to be an expert? Augmented Reality (12). August 9, 2010.

A marriage made in Heaven?

Learning with e's

Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Combining Mobile Tools and Social Media: A Marriage Made in Heaven? Alongside this rise in the use of social, participatory media we see an almost ubiquitous use of mobile telephones. Even in the developing nations of the world, the use of mobile phones is widespread and impressive. must have done something right last time then.

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Web 3.0 Presentation – The Way Forward?

Upside Learning

The rapid development of ontologies and taxonomies, the emergence of artificial intelligence allowing digital agents and assistance, and powerful mobile computing will probably mean the death of the LMS as we know it. It was also nice to see that some of the technologies that we’ve been experimenting with – like Augmented Reality and Virtuality – feature in the presentation.

#mlearn2010 Virtual Mobile City Guide by A. Dingli

Ignatia Webs

Abstract as mentioned in the proceedings The Virtual Mobile City Guide (VMCG) is a mobile application which aims to provide the user with digital equivalent tools which tourists normally use while travelling and provides them with factual information about the city. This view uses augmented reality to indicate the location of attractions and displays information in the same augmented reality. Tags: mobile mLearning mLearn augmented reality mobile learning mLearn10 Get information from stakeholders (commerce, public).

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions. a.k.a.