Episode 28 – From Fighter Jets to the Classroom – Virtual and Augmented Reality

From Tron to Lawnmower Man, to the Matrix, visions of stepping into a virtual and digital world has captured our imaginations for years. While both have been around for decades, these technologies are getting increasingly closer to the mainstream. We are now witnessing a growing number of educational applications, and this is just the beginning. In this interview with Steve Aukstakalnis, author and researcher on AR and VR, we explore the promise and possibilities of both for education. Beginning with an introduction to the subject, we then survey what is happening now and get an expert’s view into what we can expect to see in the near future.

 

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