In this unit, students will learn the purpose, use and types of augmented reality (AR) in different contexts and how they are used on different digital devices. They will develop the skills to be able to design and create an AR model prototype, using a range of tools and techniques.
Students will also be able to test and review their AR model prototype.
What software can be used to develop an augmented realty (AR) prototype?
The following is a list of software that can be used for developing an AR model prototype (please note these links are to external sites):
Students only need a PC/Laptop to create a Prototype and there is no requirement for a tablet or phone. However, some of these software development kits (SDKs) could be used on mobile devices.
Can we have an example of the kind of AR model prototype students might develop?
An example of the kind of AR model prototype that students might develop is the flat map (2D) of a school.
You can click on various classrooms that will display appropriate text lists of information. This could be done by including layers to trigger text/image info or a short video clip. Clicking on the sports field of school might trigger a short video of the field. Clicking on the school logo might open a web link to the school website etc
Where can I find more information about this unit and augmented reality?
We've written a blog all about teaching augmented reality, full of information as well as pieces of advice: