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Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging form of experience in which the real world is enhanced by computer-generated content specific to a location and to an activity. Today, AR applications have become portable and available on mobile devices. AR is beginning to change news, entertainment, sports, e-commerce, travel, museums, architecture, and marketing in tangible, exciting ways. In education and training, AR has the potential to make ubiquitous learning a reality, allowing learners to gain immediate access to a wide range of location-specific information from various sources. The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that the use of simple AR in education will be widespread within 2 to 3 years on US college campuses.
Below is a presentation I recently gave at the 2011 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference (CFTTC) in Biloxi, Mississippi. In my presentation, I introduced the concept of AR, discussed the recent AR developments, examined the impact of AR on society, and discussed the implications of AR for education. Please feel free to offer your comments and suggestions. Thanks.
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Posted in Educational Technology, Open Source, Podcasting, Software Tools, Web 2.0, tagged CFTTC, digital natives, higher education, learning, net generation, Open Source, pilot, podcast, Podcasting, teaching, USM, Web 2.0 on February 8, 2008|
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I just returned from attending the Creating Futures Technology Conference (CFTTC) in Biloxi, Mississippi. The CFTTC is Mississippi’s only statewide technology conference and trade show for post-secondary education. The first CFTTC was held in 1997 and was sponsored by the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) and the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). This was my fifth time to present at the CFTTC. I have always enjoyed the opportunity of sharing my ideas and thoughts on the use of technology to help Mississippi students learn with colleagues at other colleges and universities in Mississippi. For the past two days, I made three presentations at the CFTTC and thought they went well. Here are my slideshows. Hopefully, they are helpful for those who were unable to attend the CFTTC this year.
Teaching and Learning with the Digital Natives
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Podcasting Pilot Project
Open Source in Higher Education
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