Episode 5

In this podcast, we hear a recording of Eric Hawkinson’s talk at SXSWedu from Austin, Texas in March, 2019 entitled 'The Augmented Learner"., as well as an interview with educator and freelance programmer JR.

In this podcast, we hear a recording of Eric Hawkinson’s talk at SXSWedu from Austin, Texas in March, 2019., as well as an interview with educator and freelance programmer JR.

Eric discusses how immersive technologies are not new to learning and teaching, but that the move to ubiquity of AR/AI/VR and other related tools are being touted as the way forward, quickly being deployed to classrooms and other learning environments. His talk lays out some of those promises and give some rational, fair-minded, and cautionary counterpoints to commercial dogma in this space, giving some hints and tools to help developers and educators as technology seeps into our learning cultures.

Eric’s interview with JR delves into the thoughts and impressions of a coder new to AR development (related to his work with Eric’s ARientation app), and explores his thoughts as an educator on how VR/AR/MR could be implemented in the K12 classroom and what hurdles it may face.

Thanks to James Yorke for providing music from Rymdkraft, TH4-D34D, and The Chunderfines for this episode!

Episode 4

Adam Stone and Samuel Taylor discuss their use of AR in the classroom and describe ways of getting students to create AR content for classroom tasks. Then Eric Hawkinson features on a radio segment (originally aired at the University of Fukuchiyama) about the power of games and game-based learning. All music kindly shared with us courtesy of James York via the Cheap Beats Music label.

Episode 3

Episode 3 of the MAVR SIG podcast! We have SIG news and two great segments. Bobby Figueroa talks about a virtual tour his team created for his university campus, and then we have a recording from PanSIG 2018 of Adam Stone and Samuel Taylor discussing a AR treasure hunt activity they created.

Music by: James York

Episode 2

In this second episode of the JALT MAVR SIG podcast, we hear an update from our Coordinator Eric about news and upcoming events, a segment previewing Josh (membership chair) and Chris' (program chair) PanSIG presentation about tips for VR in the classroom, and finally from Eric again about important terminology and definitions related to MAVR that will help us explain the SIG to newcomers. Enjoy!

Episode 1

Our inaugural podcast where Josh and Chris talk about their research project using Google Cardboard to reduce student anxiety prior to studying abroad, and Eric talks about his concerns in respect to how companies may unethically exploit data from Augmented Reality apps. Musical interludes and sound editing kindly provided by the multi-talented Josh Brunotte.