SXSW EDU 2023

Striving for Deeper Student Engagement with AR

Description:

While Augmented Reality (AR) deeply engages students through multimodal learning in abstract concepts, it’s not widely used for instruction - only 20% of educators use it in their classrooms. Hesitant educators sometimes associate AR with gimmicks, and many confuse it with Virtual Reality, which requires special technology. This panel will explore how AR, when aligned to learning objectives and created with real classrooms in mind, can create pathways to enriching experiences for students.


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Takeaways

  1. Explore the benefits of augmented reality in the classroom, including opportunities for deeper student engagement.
  2. Evaluate commonly cited obstacles to using or misconceptions surrounding the value and feasibility of AR for learning in K-12.
  3. Participants will have the opportunity to use, experience, and download a free AR instructional tool.

Speakers


Organizer

Sarah Cordial, Brand Content Strategist, McGraw-Hill


Meta Information:

  • Tags: XR, experiential learning
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Emerging Tech
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding


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