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Friday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Potential of Augmented Reality for Education

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Augmented Reality (AR) is on the verge of becoming a household name. Even though the concepts and technologies that make AR possible have been around for quite sometime, the tech-savvy community has been abuzz lately as mobile platforms such as iOS and Android have played a large role in bringing AR to the masses. But what is AR? In a nutshell, AR is a reality or environment that is augmented by layers of computer-generated information. Recent AR technologies have allowed for mobile devices to add layers of reality atop the world we see through our cell phone cameras. Several applications such as Layar, AroundMe and others allow users to find and interact with information and other users by simply panning their cell phones around them. What are some current examples of AR technologies, applications and potential uses around today? How does this technology affect education? What types of knowledge, community-building activities, contextual and informal learning experiences can be created with AR? How can we use AR to augment learning outcomes and creation of communities of practice? These are just some of the questions we will discuss on this panel.

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Brandon Carson

LearningYahoo!I am a leader and strategic driver focused on organizational and team success. As a learning strategist, I drive leadership initiatives, strategic planning, employee development, program implementation, change management and collaborative partnerships designed to improve... Read More →

Karen Hamilton

ProfessorGeorge Brown CollegeKaren Hamilton is a Liberal Arts & Science Professor and Online Coordinator at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. Current courses include Psychology of Consumer Behaviour, Visual Communications and Soap, Sex & Cigarettes: A Cultural History of Advertising... Read More →
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Brendan Scully

Mgr Business Devmetaio IncBrendan is a Business Development Manager and Experience Designer at metaio, Inc., the world-leader in Augmented Reality (AR) solutions. After graduating from Dartmouth in 2010 with a special major in Augmented Reality Design, he joined up with metaio to... Read More →
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Tish Shute

Reality ArchitectStupid Fun Club LLCTish is working with Will Wright on designing and developing a new franchise of personally aware mobile social experiences where your actual life is the gaming platform.
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Enzo Silva

Instructional DesignerOracleEnzo Silva is a recognized expert, author and speaker in the learning technology field. He brings his unique insight as a social media and gaming expert to his role as a curriculum developer at Oracle. Previously, Enzo served as an instructional designer... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hilton Garden Inn, Rio

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