When it comes to technological developments, there is no end in sight. Augmented Reality is one of the products of technological development that is currently being applied in life. Augmented Reality is a technology that brings the virtual world into the real world and turns these objects into 3D objects. AR technology itself is a combination of virtual objects such as text, images and animations in the real world. Devices that can support this AR technology are displays such as mobile phones/Android, input devices or pointing devices on Android that function to point to images, tracking and computers used to operate the AR technology.
Virtual reality is often confused with augmented reality. Although they sound similar, they are very different. Virtual reality only displays the virtual world in 360 degrees, while augmented reality displays 3D virtual objects in the real world. Some objects can be viewed through a clear lens using an AR headset. Others place a direct camera feed between the viewer and the physical world. A type of programming called computer vision can help computers identify and process what the camera sees of the 3D environment and then place digital features in it.
How is Augmented Reality utilized in the Learning Process?
The use of Augmented Reality in the learning process can bring a new color to the world of education. Augmented Reality can be one of the interactive media that can inspire and motivate students to learn. In addition, there are several other benefits that can be found in the use of Augmented Reality in the world of education, such as:
The advantage of displaying 3-dimensional objects can help teachers visualise objects in learning materials more realistically. This can make it easier for students to understand the material. For example, AR technology can provide visualisation related to the solar system in 3 dimensions so that students can more easily understand material related to the solar system.
Augmented Reality can make students more active in the learning process. Students can review material they have not understood using AR applications. In addition, they can directly experience the material being studied, thus encouraging active exploration of the subject.
- Productivity and Efficiency
AR technology makes the learning process more efficient and effective as students can access 3-dimensional models with a simple camera scan. This can reduce the amount of time needed to understand the material. In addition, the required information related to the scanned object can be explained in detail without the need to search separately. In order, the learning cycle created by AR is image-model-information-memory.
- Stimulate the Curiosity
Augmented reality can be particularly appealing to students, with visualisations presented in a way that stimulates students’ curiosity. This can make it easier for teachers to provide material. If a student is interested and curious, it will be easy for the teacher to get them interested in learning so that the learning objectives can be achieved.