As part of the Augmented Reality Teaching and Learning Project, Dr Mike Hobbs (Department of Computing ARU) and I have been working with our wonderful librarians developing materials and resources, all of which are freely available for (re)use from our project blog, “Augmented@ARU”
Our 1 day workshop
A key project aim is to develop a set of Open Education Resources (OERs) to enable any interested staff/students to facilitate their own activities, embedded as part of the curriculum. Recently we had the opportunity to showcase our work, by offering a one-day workshop to 55 teachers of English from Panama.
This involved helping our visitors with language development, so we decided to use posters and books and the main mechanism for delivering the workshop. E-posters have been explored in an Open University project (insert link) with promising results for student engagement.
Posters would also enable group working, and we paired more experienced English teachers with the trainee teachers from the group. An introduction to the days events and AR started the workshop, and then selecting a book to work with gave an authentic learning context to the day. In groups, our workshop participants has to design a poster, develop a marketing slogan and précis the book; and also write a short film script for the afternoon filming activities. All workshop participants signed informed consent forms for photography and media.
Example posters developed by our PANARU visitors