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This project is funded by JISC under the Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant Programme.

 

Building on Expertise from the Web Innovation Project

On Friday, project staff had a met with developers from the University of Exeter’s Web Innovation Project (WIP) to further share experiences of web and mobile technologies including augmented reality and geolocation. Meeting WIP project staff, such as Darren Davies and Rich Osborne, is always an inspiration as they are immersed and incredibly knowledgeable of their field, offering many technological […]

Access Pathways

With a pre-pilot underway showcasing the range of data collected by project students, we are beginning to conceptualise how data can be both accessed and presented in the best educational and pedagogic contexts. For the former, we anticipate two main entry points into the biodiversity data.  The first, and most concerned with this project, is […]

AR for all

This week we have been looking at how a diverse user-base can get into Augmented Reality using Layar and associated tools. We are impressed by the user-friendliness of  ‘Hoppala Augmentation’ (http://www.hoppala-agency.com). Hoppala Augmentation provides an easy way for non-technical creatives to start experimenting with augmented reality and Layar.  Our trials with the system have shown […]

Review of Available Augmented Reality Packages

We have completed our report ‘A Review of available Augmented Reality packages and evaluation of their potential use in an educational context‘.  This forms work package 2 as part of the formal project bid. This 31-page report looks at a variety of issues including: Current use of AR in an educational context Marker-based and markerless technologies […]

Ich bin ein Berliner!

In 1963, John F. Kennedy inadvertently pronounced himself a jam doughnut whilst proclaiming his solidarity with the people of Berlin in the face of a newly-constructed barrier which physically divided the city. With Glasnost and Perestroika leading to the reunification of city and country, the Berlin Wall became just a memory –  albeit with several […]