601 BYOL: The Augmented Reality Amazing Race

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27


Are you looking to infuse some excitement into exploring and discovering your organization, but concerned that the only budget you have is simply the time and skills of the people in your department? Don’t let that stop you from considering augmented reality experiences. There are ways to leverage AR to encourage your staff to self-discover your organization and have a more engaging multimedia experience—all without breaking the bank!

In this BYOL session, you’ll learn how to leverage the free version of the Aurasma AR web development software to create an “Augmented Reality Amazing Race.” In this approach, already tested in a hospital new-staff orientation, employee teams travel across their organization using the Aurasma app on iPads to discover hidden treasures and learn more about the organization where they work! This session will teach you how to use the Aurasma tool and app to turn objects, images, and places into surprising AR interactions, and how to easily build your own AR mini-race experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How you can use AR in your organization for practical learning
  • What kind of AR experiences Aurasma can provide
  • How to use the free version of Aurasma to create a simple AR experience
  • How to design and develop an AR Amazing Race

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Aurasma AR web development platform and app.

Technology required:
You will need a laptop that can access the Internet to use the Aurasma cloud-based software. You should have the Aurasma app installed on a mobile device in advance.

Cindy Plunkett

Director, Learning Design & Development


With over 20 years' experience in instructional design, development, and project management Cindy Plunkett is the Canadian eLearning Conference Executive Director, part-time professor in the faculty of education at Ontario Tech University, and co-creator of the Educational Technology for Health Practitioner Education course at the University of Toronto's department of Family and Community Medicine. Cindy has worked with three of the largest academic teaching hospitals in Canada on high profile projects like the SEME program, and has experience speaking and facilitating both nationally and internationally.

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