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Augmented Reality (AR) and Interactive Print in Education: What is Interactive Print?

Tips, tutorials, and resources for using augmented reality and interactive print.

What is Augmented Reality?

In a Nutshell:

  • AR makes use of mobile technologies to enhance physical locations and objects with digital information in various formats, including text, audio, video, web content, social media links, 3d modeling and animation using markers and more recently geolocation and geotagged entries, or products using interactive print ("DIY," 2013).

  • AR has primarily been used in the consumer sector for marketing, social engagement, amusement, or location-based information.  The New Media Consortium Horizon Project notes that “new uses seem to emerge almost daily, as tools for creating new applications become even easier to use” (Augmented Reality, 2013). 

What is Interactive Print?

What Does AR Look Like?