Defining Augmented Reality’s Role in the Classroom

| March 29, 2019

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People often ask what augmented reality (AR) means and how it is different from virtual reality (VR). AR is a technology which literally “augments,” or adds to, your reality and your visual space. It essentially adds a new layer of visual information to it. Whereas virtual reality involves being completely immersed in a virtual environment and requires a head-mounted display, augmented reality typically utilizes the camera of a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) to bring digital elements into a live view.

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