San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is open to GGC faculty & staff only.
Introduction to Augmented Reality
Augmented (or mixed) reality is a term used to describe the technique of layering digital information or artifacts on top of a live camera view of the real world. After a short introduction to augmented reality (including some cutting-edge examples of AR technology), this workshop will give you a chance to get some hands-on experience with a few simple AR demos. Dr. Kerven will then provide an in-depth demonstration of how he has used the Aurasma application to facilitate learning in some of his classes.
Learning outcomes - Participants will be able to:
- Define augmented reality
- Distinguish augmented (or mixed) reality from virtual reality
- Demonstrate some simple applications of augmented reality
- Discuss how augmented reality may be used to facilitate learning
This workshop will be offered twice. Please register for the date that is most convenient for you:
1) Monday, February 20, from 9:00 - 10:15 am
2) Thursday, March 30, from 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Dr. David Kerven - Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Information Technology
Dr. Kerven currently teaches courses in information technology ("IT") and conducts research in IT education and societal impact. He also serves as one of the associate deans for the School of Science and Technology.
Immediately prior to joining GGC, Kerven practiced as a patent attorney. His practice spanned all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and related litigation.
Prior to his career as an attorney, Kerven taught undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering, database design and programming language theory in Clark Atlanta University's computer science department. He was the director of the Web Technology Center there and wrote several books on HTML. He also conducted research in the areas of educational technology and software engineering.
Mr. Michael D. Smith - Digital Learning Specialist
Michael D. Smith is the Digital Learning Specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence. He holds an M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology (with an emphasis on Instructional Design and Development) from the University of Georgia.
Michael spent over twenty years working with information / academic technology at Emory University before completing his Master’s degree and moving to Gwinnett Technical College, where he worked as an instructional designer / LMS administrator.
Michael is particularly interested in student engagement and motivation, the development of learning communities, blended / online learning, gamification and game-based learning, augmented reality, and virtual worlds and immersive 3D learning environments.