[Research] Getting your socks wet: Augmented Reality Environmental Science
Getting your socks wet! is a cool mobile learning project.
As simulations go from the desktop to portable devices, we hope to harness the unique affordances of handhelds including: (1) portability can take the computer to different sites and move around within a site; (2) social interactivity can exchange data and collaborate with other people face to face; (3) context sensitivity can gather data unique to the current location, environment, and time; (4) connectivity can connect handhelds to data collection devices, other handhelds, and to a common network; (5) individuality can provide unique scaffolding that is customized to the individuals path of investigation. A handheld learning environment might capitalize on this ability to bridge real and virtual worlds resulting in augmented reality simulations, simulations that layer virtual context on top of the real-world.