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1. 3- The instructions provided in the AR based application makes it easy to understand the workflow of the application.

2. Definition

2.1. 1- Augmented reality (AR) is one of the biggest technology trends right now, and it’s only going to get bigger as AR ready smartphones and other devices become more accessible around the world.

2.2. 2- Augmented reality or AR is a visual and sometimes interactive experience in a real-world environment where the objects in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information. These virtual enhancements in the real world can appear as something visual and auditory.

3. Purposes

3.1. 1- AR let us see the real-life environment right in front of us

3.2. 2- offers two-dimensional methods of presenting information versus the traditional one-dimension

3.3. 3- This combination of interactivity and engagement with emotion, in turn, could enhance the ability of students to remember what they’ve learned– and lead to faster acquisition of information and skills.

3.4. 4- This can include everything from field trips to exposure to training within different professions.

3.5. 5- AR similarly helps provide new opportunities for students to learn how to communicate and collaborate with one another.

3.6. 6- When adopting AR there is also no need for a complete curriculum overhaul: it can be even more effective in supplementing current pedagogical materials by simply adding more contextual experiences. It can be used to just stimulate interest and discussion in different subject areas and be the basis for class activities.

4. Usages:

4.1. 1- There are apps that help you find your car in a crowded parking lot

4.2. 2- There are shopping apps that let you try on clothes without even leaving home

4.3. 3- Enhanced navigation systems use augmented reality to superimpose a route over the live view of the road.

4.4. 4- During football games, broadcasters use AR to draw lines on the field to illustrate and analyze plays.

4.5. 5- Military fighter pilots see an AR projection of their altitude, speed, and other data on their helmet visor, which means they don’t need to waste focus by glancing down to see them.

4.6. 6- Neurosurgeons sometimes use an AR projection of a 3-D brain to aid them in surgeries.

4.7. 7- At historical sites like Pompeii in Italy, AR can project views of ancient civilizations over today’s ruins, bringing the past to life.

5. Apps using AR:

5.1. 1- mobile app Pokemon Go - released in 2016 and quickly became an inescapable sensation. In the game, players locate and capture Pokemon characters that pop up in the real world—on your sidewalk, in a fountain, even in your own bathroom.

5.2. 2- Furniture and housewares giant IKEA offers an AR app (called IKEA Place) that lets you see how a piece of furniture will look and fit in your space.

5.3. 3- HP Reveal (previously “Aurasma”) is simple: you make any image (a photo, graphics, text document, …) scannable with a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android), and associate an action to take when the image is scanned.

5.4. 4- CoSpaces app is a content creation app for students. With it, students can build their own 3D objects and animate them with code. Students can explore any creations with the VR and AR view modes.

5.5. 5- Wonderscope is a storytelling app that uses augmented reality to transform ordinary places into realtime stories. Students also learn to read with the app. They ask questions to the characters in the story and listen to the characters' answers.

5.6. 6- Google Expeditions offers a mix between AR and VR and allows a teacher to guide students through 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way. They have lots of augmented reality courses.

5.7. 7- Snapchat filters are based on AR technology. You can place filters over pictures and make them stand out. Students can also make their own augmented reality filters.

6. Materials used and developed:

6.1. 1- Ground crew at Singapore’s airport wear AR glasses to see information about cargo containers, speeding up loading times

6.2. 2- Microsoft Hololens - Microsoft Hololens is an AR headset with transparent lenses, developed by Microsoft. It uses a set of sensors and highly-developed optics to add AR content to the environment.

6.3. 3- Magic Leap One - This modern and futuristic-looking AR headset is powered by a small computer called ‘Lightpack’ that can be attached to your belt or pocket. The ultimate goal of MagicLeap is to bring your online life into your physical world.

6.4. 4- Google Glass Enterprise - EditionThis hands free and wearable computer from Google was designed helping users to have better workflow experiences. Maintenance fix machinery are able to focus on the job infront of them while simultaneously having access to a manual. By eliminating this continuous focus shifting, mistakes and distractions can be reduced significantly.

7. Requirements for AR in the Classroom

7.1. A minimal AR setup for almost any class may include:

7.1.1. 1- An Internet connection

7.1.2. 2- Mobile devices (i.e. smartphones or tablets)

7.1.3. 3- AR apps (especially one tailored for education)

7.1.4. 4- “Triggers” or “Markers” (i.e. images, objects, locations and/or actions that trigger an action on the device screen via the AR app)

8. Advantages:

8.1. 1- It provides a much-enhanced sense of reality than any other technology in use.

8.2. 2- It reduces the difference between what is digitally generated, and which is real in physical world.

8.3. 4- It is also used by militaries across the world to simulate a battlefield before actually putting their lives at risk.

9. Disadvantages:

9.1. 1- With so limited difference between reality and digital world, sometimes extreme conditions can be simulated which might prove to be dangerous for individuals.

9.2. 2- The applications or devices associated with AR technology suffers from lack of privacy thus putting user data at risk

9.3. 3- There is a huge list of hardware and software resources required for the implementation of AR technology

10. Reference:

10.1. Fun augmented reality apps for teachers


10.3. Benefits and Examples of AR

10.4. What are the advantages and Disadvantages of Augmented Reality?

10.5. The Best Augmented Reality Hardware in 2019