Augmented Learning 103: Location Based eLearning – Learn on the Go

What if the information you needed was whispered in your ear, just when you needed it the most? Sound futuristic? Creepy? Maybe a little spooky? Or could it simply be technology?

And what if we said that all that is already happening to people right now… and it’s happening because people are asking for it?

Welcome to the world of location-based augmented learning.

Before we go any further, let’s have a look at what augmented learning is. According to Wikipedia…
“Augmented learning is an on-demand learning technique where the environment adapts to the learner. By providing remediation on-demand, learners can gain greater understanding of a topic while stimulating discovery and learning.”

RFID – Where it Comes From

Now… about that whisper in your ear. Admittedly, we took some liberties for dramatic effect. But location based augmented learning is already happening around us. It’s made possible by a technology that has its roots in espionage; it’s called RFID; and it stands for Radio Frequency Identification.

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