Augmented Reality – (AR) and 3D modeling is emerging as a highly beneficial medium to educate students of all ages.
COVID19 has shown us is that there is a great need for virtual educational experiences outside of the classrooms.
Without traditional access to classrooms and schools, we need technology that is innovative, exciting, and accessible to students around the world.
Augmented Reality is proving to be helpful in visualizing complex 3D phenomena and comprehending different areas of study for students.
As technology is getting cheaper, faster, and more socially accepted for younger audiences smart devices. Smart phones and tablets will be be intertwined with students and schools, making it easier to gain access to immersive educational experiences.
Augmented reality education
In the past students have always learned through traditional non interactive media such as textbooks and instructional videos.
Educational augmented reality is providing teachers, students, and children with a new, unique, and accessible education.
AR education brings the virtual content into the student’s physical environment and allows the student to “Walk Around” an object completely; they can hover around a spacecraft, using their whole body to interact with the virtual content.
AR applications, like Simply Augmented, allows students to receive immediate visual feedback on how a selected 3D item would look in a different setting.
Augmented reality in the classroom
Integrating 3D models and educational augmented reality into curriculum allows students across the world to experience a more immersive, diverse, and interactive education.
With classrooms shut down and social distancing in place, AR education will play a positive role in helping students comprehend classroom educational content.
AR can also aid in class demonstrations, presentations, or activities while social distancing is in place.
AR makes educational content fun and accessible.
Schools need to align educational augmented reality experiences in their school curriculum, to enhance school learning.
Six benefits of educational augmented reality
As AR technology advances, the scientific community has increased their interest around how augmented reality benefits students.
- Increased content understanding
- Learning Language associations
- Long-term memory retentions
- Improved physical task performance
- Improved collaboration
- Increased student motivation
3D modeling within the classroom
3D models allows students to visualize complex 3D content in their own physical space with Augmented Reality on their smart phones.
The users learning becomes more tied to the physical world, and to more meaningful objects in the learner’s environment, while the user interacts with 3D content.
3D objects can be scaled up or down in size, placed on student desks or areas around them, in AR.
Student collaboration and comprehension of classroom curriculum are improved by using AR as an educational resource.
Curriculum content that AR learning could help visualize
- Historical Artifacts & Archives
- Interior Design
Smithsonian 3D interactive demonstration
Augmented Reality inspires interactive engagement with school’s educational content.
Students can walk around the 3D models and manipulate the object as they please.
As students move, shrink, or enlarge the 3D objects they gain a better perspective of the objects size and weight, relative to the environment that they are in.
3D modeling is a valuable tool for educators and teachers to help visualize educational content and create new engaging lesson plans.
Educational AR and 3D modeling is a proven interactive method to teach school curriculum and increase students engagement and retention.
Integrating AR into classrooms and educational systems proves to be significant in helping students comprehend educational curriculum.
Now is the time to optimize digital learning, thru augmented reality, due to the COVID19 pandemic and social distancing.
AR and 3D modeling are emerging as the creative way to enjoy, visualize, and conceptualize curriculum.
There is no limit to your imagination and learning with AR.
As augmented reality technology integrates into mainstream society this innovative technology will lead the next generation of students into ingenious learning and maximize optimization.