I’m not selling smartphones but you just have to look at this augmented reality app from the Museum of London called “Streetmuseum“. Talk about bringing history alive.
How would you use it to help learners learn?
I’ll start with one – a thriving small business that was a microloan start-up with an augmented reality picture of the gross empty lot that was there a year ago. Use it to motivate people who are learning how to write a simple business plan to get a microloan to start a small business. After seeing a number of augmented success stories, and then walking right into the business and talking with the owners about their experiences.
Out of the classroom and into the street, that’s where learning needs to go more often.