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Technology: Augmented / Virtual Reality

<p>Applications that utilise AR/VR technologies</p>

KMi Appears In Vuforia Newsletter

The human biology Augmented Reality (AR) application developed by Paul Hogan in KMi that is used by students studying the Open University SK299 module and is a collaboration between KMi and STEM partners has been featured in the August edition of the Vuroria Newsletter and links readers to the video available here: Vuforia is the AR…

Augmented Reality App for Students Studying SK299

The SK299 Human biology app is the second Augmented Reality (AR) application developed by Paul Hogan in KMi that is used by students studying an Open University module and is a collaboration between KMi and STEM partners. It is a unique application designed to support and enhance the learning of the structure and function of…

OU Go version 2.0

Due to the underlying mapping API OU Go currently uses being discontinued from 1st February 2018 an urgent update was required.  Mobile Applications Developer Paul Hogan in KMI has taken the opportunity to add some new features to the 3D campus map app: Social media sharing Off and on campus map use Custom route navigation when…

Augmented Reality App for Students Studying E117

Paul Hogan in KMi has finalised the Augmented Reality (AR) application that he has developed in collaboration with partners in Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELs) that will be made available to students studying E117 Introduction to Sport and Fitness starting in October 2017. The initial application was developed to provide students with a more…

OU Go 3D Campus Guide To Be Released on App Stores

Developed by Paul Hogan in KMI, OU Go was originally designed to help staff find their way around campus.  The app has been updated and now includes a new user interface,  location information for buildings, events, car and cycle parking and the outdoor artwork exhibits. KMI and Estates are keen that this app be made available…

OU Go 3D Campus Guide

OU Go has been developed by Paul Hogan in KMi to assist staff members to locate the various campus buildings and outdoor artwork on the go via their Android or iOS device. The app is designed in the Pokemon Go theme which adds some fun whilst seeking a building location and updates the users location in…

Merry Christmas From KMi

During 2016 the Knowledge Media Institute has been involved in developing and presenting variations of how Augmented Reality can be used in the education sector. The KMi Noel mobile application is a festive fun app developed by KMi for Open University staff. The app uses Augmented Reality to display a winter wonderland with animated elves,…

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Presented to LUANAR Delegates

Today Paul Hogan presented his work on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to visiting delegates from the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi. Dr Joshua Valeta – Open and Distance Learning Coordinator and Dr Tasokwa Vida Musa Kakota – Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Head of Basic Sciences Department were visiting the University primarily to…

Digital Humanities in Practice: AR and VR in Humanities Teaching

Today Paul Hogan presented the first seminar in the Digital Humanities in Practice 2016/17 seminar series. Covering all his work to date in the field of Augmented Reality and Virtual Realty the presentation was a practical demonstration of each application detailing the ideas behind its development and possible uses where it could be applied. The seminar demonstrated…

Augmented Reality Presented at Show and TEL

Today KMi’s Paul Hogan gave a presentation on the augmented reality application he is developing for the October 2017 presentation of SK299 Human Biology.  The app uses augmented reality to display a 3D model of a human heart in the users view that they can interact with.  His presentation demonstrated the app in use along…


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