For the uninitiated, augmented reality relates to an improved version of reality where real-world pictures overlap with computer-generated images superimposed. This provides the user with an improved perspective of the real-world with a direct impact on the person’s real-time perception of reality. Do you remember Pokemon Go? The augmented reality game app broke all sorts of records and once became extremely popular on both the Apple Play Store and Google.
The number of AR-compatible smartphones is expected to be 1.5 billion by the end of 2020 and shooting up to 3.4 billion by 2023, according to the latest research by AR Insider. This should come as no surprise that the annual increase in the implementation of AR in instructional applications. In fact, educators believe that EdTech solutions will seamlessly ingrain augmented reality within a classroom’s boundaries leading to a more holistic, multidisciplinary strategy.
Augmented reality is set for a secure bet for the future with tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft investing strongly in this technology’s growth. What does this mean for those in the education sector?
- More help with grading thereby increased time for other activities
- Immediate feedback for students
- Better research tools
It’s enough to say that EdTech is here to stay and will be the driving force for the foreseeable future, not just in the years to come. We all hope for a bright one!