This event has been approved for 3 clock hours of Faculty Professional Growth.
Imagine being able to rotate around the solar system, navigate through a data set in 3D, and interact with a simulated ecosystem - all from the palm of your hand. With Augmented Reality, it's possible! Augmented reality is a technique through which 3D virtual objects can be overlaid onto the "real world" in real-time, using nothing more than a home computer, a webcam and a printed symbol.
This session will present on explorations into augmented reality as well as discuss how this emerging technology can be used in a classroom setting. We will explore emerging educational applications of augmented reality as well as introduce ways in which educators can build their own AR environments. Fun tutorials have been prepared for this event, including:
- Hands-on activities that will let participants experience augmented reality first-hand (printed markers included!)
- A series of “quick start” code libraries that are designed to help educators construct their own AR learning applications, and step-by-step instructions on how to get up and running fast. All participants will leave the session with their own working AR project on their blog or website.
- A preview of the new version of the ZooBurst digital storytelling tool which includes a number of new features, including live audio recording capabilities, classroom management features and even an augmented reality presentation mode.
Craig Kapp is a Researcher in Residence at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and adjunct faculty at NYU. His main research interests include instructional and educational technologies, computer vision, augmented reality, web application development, data visualization and developing assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
Craig's background includes a B.S in Computer Science, a M.S. in Educational Technology and a M.P.S. in Interactive Media and New Media. Before coming to ITP, he headed up the Instructional Technology center at The College of New Jersey, where he focused on developing tools to help faculty members find new and innovative ways connect and engage with their students. In addition, he has worked on a number of assistive technology projects for organizations that advocate on behalf of people with disabilities, such as the New Jersey Consortium on Deaf Blindness, Inclusive Higher Education and the New Jersey Alternate Format Production Center.
This is Craig's second appearance at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference. Last year, he co-presented with James T. Abraham of Glendale Community College a featured session on Augmented Reality.