BYOL: AR2—The Augmented Reality Amazing Race

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 25, 2017

Faith Boutcher

Director, Centre for Education
Baycrest Health Sciences

Cindy Plunkett

Manager, eLearning and Educational Technologies
Baycrest Health Sciences & the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

You want your new-staff orientation to infuse some excitement into exploring and discovering the organization. But sometimes the only “budget” you have is the people in your department who can help with the creation and development. Wouldn’t you like to be able to leverage augmented reality to encourage staff to self-discover the organization and have a more engaging multimedia experience?

In this session, you’ll learn how a government organization with no budget leveraged the free version of the Aurasma AR web development software to create the Augmented Reality Amazing Race. You’ll see how new-employee teams of two traveled across a hospital using the Aurasma app on iPads to discover hidden treasures and learn more about the organization where they work! Aurasma says its tool and app can “turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement” through AR. During this session, you will help build a mini-race to find out how easy it can be.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to define augmented reality
  • How you can use AR in your organization for practical learning
  • How to use the free version of Aurasma to create a simple AR experience

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile devices and the Aurasma web platform and app.

Participant technology requirements:
Participants should bring a laptop that they can use to work with the Aurasma web development tool, and they should also download the Aurasma app onto a mobile device (such as a smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet).

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