3D Technologies

3D Technologies (XR)

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Just a Fad or a Profound Tool for Teaching and Improving Campus Life?

Augmented Reality (AR) overlays digital information on the physical world, creating layers that can be viewed through a smartphone or tablet.

In the classroom

Instructors use AR to add interactive elements, such as hyperlinks, audio, and images, to textbooks or other objects of study, such as a painting. Learn how to use AR to facilitate active learning, support peer-to-peer learning, and engage students with course materials in a new way!

On campus

AR can be used, for example, to overlay information about university buildings, such as the offices located inside, and points of interest, such as a brief history of the oldest tree on campus. Discover the easy-to-use software you need to create an augmented reality experience on campus!

Flip through Kristen’s Flipboard on Augmented Reality for the latest articles and blog posts about AR


Kelly, Kevin. “AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform-Call It Mirrorworld.Wired, Conde Nast, 9 Apr. 2019.

Krillion. “The World Wide Web, AR, VR, and MR.Pseudorandomness, 9 June 2016.

Pomerantz, Jeffrey. “Learning in Three Dimensions: Report on the EDUCAUSE/HP Campus of the Future Project.Learning in Three Dimensions: Report on the EDUCAUSE/HP Campus of the Future Project.

Morris, Tanisia. “Building a Positive Team Culture through Virtual Reality.Fordham Newsroom, 9 May 2018.

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality.” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Oct. 2017.

Reality Virtually at MIT.” Reality Virtually at MIT | Blended Reality: Applied Research Project at Yale, 6 Feb. 2019.

Temperton, James. “Experience the Horror of Ebola in This New VR Film.WIRED, WIRED UK, 4 Oct. 2017.