216 BYOL: AR2—The Augmented Reality Amazing Race
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 25
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
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.
discussed in this session:
Mobile devices and the Aurasma web platform and app.
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).
Manager, eLearning and Educational Technologies
Baycrest Health Sciences & the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
Cindy Plunkett is a project manager of eLearning and educational technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also an executive director of finance for the eACH Conference, a lecturer in the graduate studies programs for family and community medicine at the University of Toronto, and a sessional lecturer in the education faculty at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Director, Centre for Education
Baycrest Health Sciences
Faith Boutcher is the director of academic education and interprofessional education in the Centre for Education at Baycrest Health Sciences. Faith is an experienced clinician and educator with expertise in knowledge mobilization, and her work focuses on the innovative and creative delivery of team training. She holds appointments with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in knowledge translation at the University of Toronto.