This is Catherine. She has a hard time imagining pictures she sees in books as they are in real life. She’s bored in her 6th grade science class, mostly because she doesn’t understand some of what her teacher tries to explain. Augmented Reality can help her.
This is Becca. She’s a 1st year Medical student, with her first big anatomy exam next week. She’s really nervous, but set aside a lot of study time to prepare. Augmented Reality can help her.
This is Dr. John. He used to use cameras and look at TV screens while performing complex surgeries on patients. He still remembers, and forever feels guilty for that one slip of the hand. Now, he is able to look directly at his patients while in surgery, using Augmented Reality to assist his procedures. Augmented Reality helped Dr. John.
This is Jacob. Dr. John saved his life last year, with the help of Augmented Reality.
This week’s Open Educational Resource (OER) will explain what Augmented Reality is, why it’s an incredibly intriguing growing trend in training and education, and will provide examples of how AR can help people like those mentioned above. This resource aims to help you:
- Gain a working knowledge of Augmented Reality (AR), and develop a fuller appreciation for its history.
- Rationalize the benefits (and potential limitations) of AR for science and health in K-12 classes, higher education and corporate training environments.
- Become familiar with several leading science/healthcare apps, both via this OER, and downloading/using them yourself!
- Reflect and contribute after learning about AR market forecasts, and the potential for what we might see in the near future within science education and the healthcare industry.
Simply follow the OER content, in sequence, for the most optimal and progressive learning experience.
Suggested OER timeline:
- By Tuesday: Read the first three pages for an introduction and background of AR.
- By Thursday: Read and participate in the discussions for the three markets (K-12, Higher Ed, and Corporate). Engage with the apps.
- By Sunday: Progress to the end of the OER, select an option for your summative activity, and share your reflections in the final discussion forum. Additionally, extend at least one peer response with a reply or additional reflection throughout the week.
- Don’t forget to complete the short exit survey!
Participating in the discussions, engaging with apps, and learning about how AR impacts science and healthcare education and training, and has the potential to impact the lives of many more than just Catherine, Becca, Dr. John, and Jacob. Click here to begin your journey through Augmented Reality in Science and Health.
– Dustin Hyde, Heeweon Joo, and Reg Surette (ETEC 522 AR Emerging Market Team)