Augmented Reality in Education – A Study

download-13The virtual reality industry is expected to reach $7 billion by 2018 including $2.3 billion in the hardware market and $4.7 billion from software products. By 2020, the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality markets could reach $150 billion in combined revenue. There have been 225 AR and VR venture capitalist investments over the past two years and there are currently 685 VR startups with an average valuation of $4.5 million.

There are several career opportunities that are growing because of the increase in the virtual reality industry. Most of these careers require a certificate or degree in graphic design, art, filmmaking or related field. UX and UI designers make sure apps are user-friendly. UX design is the most in demand career for design and expected to grow 30 percent. 3D artists create lifelike digital imagery and the job market for animators is expected to grow six percent.  Project managers are responsible for budgets, roadblocks, and deadlines. According to a recent talent gap report, the demand for project managers will increase to almost 6.2 million jobs by 2020. Videographers shoot and edit video for product marketing purposes and employment will grow by 11 percent.

Teachers can help students prepare for jobs in the field by helping them develop important skills. Virtual reality skills needed include graphics programming, 3D modeling, 3D calibrating, audio and video sync, head tracking and rendering technology. Educators can help teach these skills by using these online resources: Unity, Train Simple and Code Academy. Teachers can also cross train students in 3D modeling and animation and watch webinars, read professional articles about the latest technology and attend conferences to gain industry insights. In order to gain employment, students need to showcase their problem-solving skills as well as produce quality pieces for their portfolio.

As more startups and businesses explore virtual reality technologies, teachers need to be prepared to help students get into the field. To learn more about the virtual reality skills students need to acquire read this online resource.

Augmented reality has become a field with limitless possibilities. It holds huge promise for improving educational systems across the globe. In the last 2 to 3 years, augmented reality (AR) has grown into a technology that is set to revolutionize numerous sectors, most importantly education.

Augmented Reality in Education

 

Created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters in Computer Science program.

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3 Responses

  1. Augmented reality will be huge for the progression of Smartphones. The handset eventually will be replaced with wearables, whether its glasses or contact lenses. It’s too obvious of a benefit to engage the world in a different and more engaging way.

  2. cool

  3. In 1800, students sat at the desk and listened to a teacher. Now 2017, and although the conditions have changed – we are still sitting at the desks. However, scientists are convinced that in 20-30 years everything will change dramatically. There will be technologies that will transform the work in the classrooms and will have an individual approach to each student. And I believe that our children will be taught using new technologies. The most interesting for me are Lenses “Additional Reality”. Google is already applying points of added reality. But scientists argue that this is just the beginning. The next step is to create lenses that will have a thumbnail built-in screen. We will have easy access to information that will appear right in front of your eyes. Developers assure that the lenses of the augmented reality will allow you to search the information on the Internet without the use of other gadgets. Teachers and students will be able to send e-mails with the necessary teaching material. With lens students will do joint projects that will take less time.
    And here is interesting video, how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g1sjOQU-Yk.

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