A nice video showing the concept of augmented reality (AR ) in a way that could by easy incorporated into educational textbooks, adding that extra dimension to paper medium. The technology to achieve this is already available and adding a AR code marker will be as common as adding a web address.
Mixed Reality Book:- Earth Structures
Text book including code marker showing a 3d molecular structure.
Video outlining Future of Education Augmented Reality
Example of Augmented Reality you can try at home click here
Examples of Augmented Reality use in Education
Scimorph uses the latest ‘augmented reality’ technology to present Key Stage 2 science topics in a fun and interactive way to support teaching and learning both at home and in the classroom.
Scimorph is a simple 3D animated character who responds to interaction from users: you can take Scimorph through various activity areas which affect him in different ways, including exploring the effects of gravity. The package has supporting material for parents and teachers which is available to download from the directgov website. “
Some nice simple applications, puzzles, geography and mathematics.
Imaginality Unleashed is a unique product that consists of software and some physical, handheld paddles. It is used with a standard PC and webcam. When you point the webcam at a paddle, you see a virtual, 3D object hovering above it, which can interact with objects on other paddles.
ARToolKit Marker Generator Online
Previous E-teachUK Blog Post:- Wikitude and Augmented Reality http://muppetmasteruk.blogspot.com/2010/01/wikitude-and-augmented-reality.html