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Augment Your Teaching Reality

Augment Your Teaching Reality
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Seminar Overview:

Augmented Reality (AR) overlays the digital world over the physical world – thus ‘augmenting’ the real world experience. With AR, people can overlay digital content to objects, printed material or geographic locations, then use a smart device to scan for the digital content to appear. AR creates unique interactive experience for learners and can “bridge the learning gap between abstract descriptions and the real world phenomena,” (Luckin, Fraser: 2011) offering the potential to motivate both learners and teachers to re-think the way they engage in learning and teaching.

The 'Lean forward Experience,' where the participant is encouraged to actively engage with content can be simply created by using the camera on a smart device to retrieve AR content via images or by your location, inviting the viewer to interact, rather than be a passive onlooker. This BYOD workshop requires participants to bring your own mobile device (iOS or Android).

Seminar Objectives:

  • Understand the principles of Augmented Reality (AR) and hold a basic knowledge of the technology used to develop AR.
  • Explore how AR is being used in education (HE) under different disciplines.
  • Discuss with your peers areas where Augmented Reality can enhance your teaching practice and/or benefit practice & services.
  • Understand the parameters and consideration needed when applying AR to education.
  • Create an ‘Aura’ using the appropriate application by linking trigger images to instructional multi-media.

About the Speakers:

David Watson

Arriving to Hong Kong from a UK Institution in 2015, David joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with eight years of experience in the higher education sector, providing technological and instructional expertise in numerous online projects, with his development skills maturing to incorporate the pedagogical requirements and alignment in eLearning and online teaching.

With a primary focus on implementing knowledge and design skills to specialist eLearning and internal curriculum; his scope includes the promotion of effective and integrated use of educational technologies to enhance Teaching & Learning.

Supported by Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE) and Masters in Web Development, his current role of Instructional Design Specialist is focused on areas such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Professional Development Delivery and the development of various funded instructional technologies

Indie Chung

Indie works for the Educational Development Centre (EDC) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an instructional designer. He is responsible for eLearning projects including Blended Learning, SPOC and Social Media in Education. He is the former Head of Education (Asia Pacific) for the New York Times and an applied psychologist in Hong Kong.

Date: 29 Apr 2016 (FRI)
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Speakers: David Watson, MSc. PGCTHE. BSc. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), CMALT Educational Development Officer, Educational Development Centre, PolyU
Indie Chung, Educational Development Officer, Educational Development Centre, PolyU
Organized by: Center for Education Innovation (CEI)

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