Exploring Augmented Reality in Education

DE’s Senior Director of Immersive Content Phil Birchinall, FRSA, sees all kinds of educational uses for this tech. “If they’re using and experiencing an Egyptian temple, students can write more expressively because they’ve actually been there.” He explains that their knowledge of the subject matter is deeper, adding to the sophistication of their understanding.

According to Birchinall, augmented reality has a firm place in the future of education. Using AR creates an emotional response in students “that really makes them stop in their tracks and go, ‘Whoa! What’s happening here?’” That intense, emotional reaction prepares them for learning, and as students continue to immerse themselves in the material, the quality, speed, and depth of understanding become manifest.