The real state of AR in education today

AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves. We all know EdTech is a burgeoning market, and the media and communication landscape is awash with case studies and press releases promoting one or other form of technology as “the one” for education.

In other instances the technology is breathlessly promoted, without very much rigour by way of hard facts. It is of course easy to be impressed by AR — it makes for great visuals, literally — students interact with “real life” as well as a digital overlay that encourages interaction and notionally better learning outcomes. Bloggers the world over have jumped on the bandwagon, often repeating the same tired case studies or specific AR products. How often have you read about the molecule example, the dinosaur example or the anatomy example?

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