Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
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What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?
Wikipedia defines Augmented Reality (AR) as, “a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality
Another definition is Augmented reality is the blending of virtual reality and real life, as developers can create images within applications that blend in with contents in the real world. With AR, users are able to interact with virtual contents in the real world, and are able to distinguish between the two.
To find out more you may want to check out these sites to get more information about AR. They include include “Augmented Reality in Education” and an article on Emerging Ed Tech called The Evolution of Augmented Reality Applications for Education and Instructional Use. You might also like to check out this Pinterest site on AR.
There are a number of Augmented Reality tools and apps available today. Check them out here.
Augmented Reality and the Construction Industry
This blog post discusses the practical applications of AR in the construction industry.
Watch these videos and read the articles to get some more information on VR and AR.
Why education needs augmented- not artificial intelligence