DE’s Senior Director of Exciting Content Phil Birchinall, FRSA, sees the technology as having a variety of educational opportunities. “When they use an Egyptian temple and experience it, students can write more clearly because they’ve actually been there.” He explains that their knowledge of the subject is more in-depth, which adds to the sophistication of their understanding.
According to Birchinal, augmented reality has a strong place in the future of education. Using augmented reality creates an emotional response in students “that really makes them stop in their tracks and say, ‘Wow! What’s going on here?” This intense emotional response prepares them for learning, and as students continue to delve into the material, the quality, speed, and depth of understanding become apparent.