Another way to not ask for directions when your lost

July 29, 2007

I remember the old Nokia bag phone coming out back in the 80s to replace permanently installed car phones. Here’s another new cell phone technology from Nokia. It’s the Mobile Augmented Reality Application (MARA) where reality overlays computer-generated graphics onto the real world. So imagine providing learning experiences where an employee walks into a manufacturing facility and graphics & audio synch with what they see – they become a part of it. Or the possiblities for training pilots, doctors, and military personnel. Think about it for student education – be a part of natural history museum by becoming part of it. The possibilities are endless. I’m certainly no expert in this area but I’ve always seen this type of technology as a head-mounted thingy so by using something that most people have – a cell phone – it seems much more feasible. Isn’t it awesome? There’s probably much more going on in the gaming world. From Technology Goal blog.

Update: Via Ellyssa Kroski at iLibrarian a link to 7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality from EDUCAUSE. Go figure. It’s the Law of Attraction working.

Photographer: Ryan Jorgensen

  • http://www.mctoonish.com/blog Heather

    Janet,

    I design courses for doctors, nurses and apprentices in the industrial trades. This would be great for use with any of these groups.

  • http://www.mctoonish.com/blog Heather

    Janet,

    I design courses for doctors, nurses and apprentices in the industrial trades. This would be great for use with any of these groups.

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