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


Toolkit of Augmented Reality Resources

As part of the project, a number of Augmented Reality resources are available to encourage the use of augmented reality as a future learning resource…

Factsheet: What is Augmented Reality?

This document aims to explain the background and potential educational use of Augmented Reality, citing current real-world examples.

This is a copy of an earlier blog post, but in fact sheet format.

Download factsheet [pdf format]



Video Presentation: Unlocking the Hidden Curriculum – Presentation at CETIS

The presentation contributed to an afternoon programme focused on ‘Next Generation Content’ – presenter Steve Rose being much more a ‘Trekky’ rather than a ‘techy’ took a literal approach and you can see his er ‘enterprise’ by following the link below.

Delivered in November 2010 for the CETIS (The Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards).

Click here to view presentation via the University’s Echo360 Video System


Factsheet: Using Hoppala with Layar, Step-by-step Instructions

This instructional fact sheet offers tips on using a graphical web interface to create augmented reality contents with just a few mouseclicks.

In effect, the Hoppala Augmentation service provides a fully featrured Layar ‘GUI’ google map-based interface, with images and 3D models available to be easily uploaded to a personalized inventory.

Click here to download the fact sheet [pdf format]


Video: Toolkit Workshop

This video offers a summary of our practical hands-on workshop in May – where 25 participants were given a demo of the AR system on campus.  The video features many user comments as well as featuring the afternoon session, where the ease of AR creation when using a content management system – such as Hoppala – was practised.

Click here to view the video on the project YouTube channel.


Web Application: Bird Spotter Application Open-Source Code

An additional project output was the creation of a web application to help both students and the general public spot and record the bird species on the campus.  The application asks users to record their sightings whilst also capturing the GPS position from compatible smartphones.

The resulting data and application code are available to download under a GPL open-source software license.

Click here for more information