MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY IN EDUCATION
· Mobile augmented reality enhancing students’ learning experience
· Connecting the Virtual world and the real world
Augmented Reality (AR) is amongst the coolest technology that is gaining high popularity as it offers the possibility to view the world through a device. Augmented reality provides a real-world view with computer-generated information and multiple sensor modalities such as the haptic, accelerometer, and auditory. In other words, augmented reality connects the digital information to the real world and offers a unique combination of the virtual and real worlds.
Mobile augmented reality in education has provided a powerful tool to the teachers, motivating and engaging students to learn coding processes faster than ever before. AR technology is hugely benefitting the education sector and most of the educational institutions are collaborating with education application development companies for developing VR and AR education applications for enhancing the learning experience of the students.
The rise of AR along with the latest technology in the education sector will create a different learning experience for the young generation. Mobile augmented reality technology expands the real world and enhances the surroundings or the classroom by adding sound, video, and graphics. It is estimated that around $700m will be invested in implementing AR applications in education by 2025.
Augmented reality tools motivate the students to create their own content. They provide effective ways of teaching and learning, and connect the gap between the real world and the virtual world. AR in education makes the content easy to understand, offers low-cost, accessible learning materials anywhere and at any point of time. Mobile augmented reality offers opportunities to make the boring classes interesting and interactive.
The cutting-edge innovations are making AR technology more versatile and reshaping the education industry. Also AR technology has led to the development of games such as Serious Game, which consists of a virtual zoo that helps the students learn about the animals. AR technology has also led to the development of gamified AR learning techniques that keep students engaged and make learning more interactive and fun.
Mobile augmented reality will drastically change the future of the education sector. One of the major trends in the industry will be the use of simulators with AR technology, as well as the introduction of AR textbooks for enhancing the learning experience of students. AR will be also be used to improve the concepts of 3D models and enhance the 3D learning methods. Moreover, AR can also be used as real-time translators, making it possible to translate an image into a text.
Apple Inc., is highly investing in augmented reality. In 2018, Apple showcased its ARKit 2.0, which improves the standards of AR technologies for mobile and AR headsets. Also, some of the recent trends in augmented reality include the increasing R&D activities that majorly focus on adopting AR technology for boosting businesses and increasing user’s view for the AR apps.
Mobile augmented reality in education has an enormous growing potential and the increasing adoption of technologies is making AR more accessible in the present education system. Also, technology giants such as Apple and Google are widely pushing AR technologies forward and leading to the development of tools such as ARCore and ARKit for making enhanced AR-based EdTech solutions. Thus, the rising need for technology will lead to the adoption and development of AR education applications and play a major role in enriching the education industry.