Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality
Submitted by David J. Rosen on March 19, 2018 - 8:06am
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Integrating Technology Colleagues,
Have you been experimenting with -- or perhaps regularly using -- virtual reality or augmented reality with adult learners?
Do you wonder what these terms mean, and how they might be used?
This is a new discussion that, as the use of these increases in our field, should grow richer over time.
To get us started, here are some definitions -- from an August 2017 Discovery Education blog article by classroom technology guru Kathy Schrock: Augmented reality in the classroom
- Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that layers computer-generated enhancements on top of an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it.
- Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated simulation or re-creation of a real life environment…It immerses the users by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily by stimulating their vision and hearing.
- Mixed Reality (MR) combines some of the aspects of both VR and AR.
Take a look at the blog article, especially if these "realities" are new to you.
If you have recommendations of other articles, books, videos, or web pages about education uses of AR, VR or MR that we should look at, please let us know and, if you can, provide links.
David J. Rosen