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Posted on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:18
Augmented reality (AR) takes the real world and projects computer-generated inputs to it. All you need is an appropriate device loaded with relevant software. AR is being developed along with mobile technologies and used for training. Healthcare is one sector that has benefited to a great extent with the help of AR. Doctors can better explain the anatomy of the body or a complex procedure much easier. Military uses AR technology to train soldiers on the enemy locations. In manufacturing industries, workers deal with complex heavy machinery. They must be very careful while operating them. One small mistake can cause loss of life. With the help of AR technologies, workers can learn how to operate these machinery in a safe, simulated environment. In the corporate sector, some organizations use AR technologies during induction of new employees, giving them a virtual tour of the premises.
AR applications can broadly be classified into two categories – marker-based and GPS based. Marker based applications recognize images in the real world, calculate its position, and then overlays the image with content. GPS based applications use the Global Positioning System tools in your smartphone. They find landmarks or points of interest and supply information about them. These applications provide real-time education to learners about various places.
When you use AR for enhancing the learning experience, you need to keep in mind the situation the learner is in before superimposing relevant information in the learning context. This superimposed information enhances the visual and auditory fields and provides an enhanced sensory experience. AR has the capability to blend the real and digital world by creating an immersive experience.
Here are some reasons why AR is revolutionizing the eLearning landscape and will continue to do it.
Augmented reality does have some challenges in tracking learning, though. Most learning management systems are equipped to deal with traditional courses. They are unable to track the completion when the courses are experiential in format. New methods of tracking like xAPI can be used to deal with the challenge.
Here at Designing Digitally, Inc., we create custom eLearning designed specifically for your training objectives. Our courses ensure strong retention of information and provide innovative ways to change learner behaviors. Each learning ecosystem developed by Designing Digitally is tailored to the customer’s eLearning specifications and needs.
Get in touch with our experts today to learn how augmented reality can benefit your corporate learning.
By Designing Digitally, Inc.