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 […]

15 Students Involved in Pre-Pilot Testing

Over the past 10 days we have begun testing our pre-pilot biodiversity application on-site, gaining some valuable feedback, bug reports and suggestions for improvement. The UoE Biodiversity dataset (not currently availble publicly) within Layar has been accessed by around 15 students from various academic disciplines using a variety of their own hardware devices – including the […]

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 […]

Pilot AR System in Testing

We are now testing a pilot AR system, working on the Layar platform.  The following screenshots show an early user-interface for the AR applications itself. In its current inception, buttons offer links to more information on specific species as well as campus specific data (both collated by project students from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences) […]