Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education

By: Matt Ramirez

virtual reality“No longer simply future-gazing, technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.

But what next for these technologies? Here are five trends to watch out for in further and higher education.

1. Taking Hollywood to learning

The silver screen may not be the first place you’d naturally take inspiration from for learning, but the tech currently being employed in Hollywood is sure to have an impact in the classrooms and lecture halls of the future.

Summer 2015’s big blockbuster, Jurassic World called on AR while filming, using a simple iPad app by visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic to frame shots on location, in combination with a 3D structure sensor to measure camera depth. Essentially, this allowed the filmmakers to load their dinosaur models into the program and stick them onto the live image, so they could ‘see’ where the dinosaur would be, including judging depth, height and angle.” To read further please click here:

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/five-emerging-trends-for-innovative-tech-in-education-25-sep-2015

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