Research and analysis
Augmented reality: Shrewsbury College
Ofsted good practice example showing how learners are encouraged to use augmented reality to prepare for higher education and employment.
The use of emerging technologies, particularly augmented reality (AR), is well established in the college. AR is the process of superimposing computer-generated content over a live view of the world. Learners use a range of digital devices, including mobile telephones, to:
- scan images that enable them to view practical demonstrations performed by their tutors
- receive visual feedback from tutors
- reinforce their learning
This example shows how learners are encouraged to use AR to learn independently and at their own pace, inside and outside the classroom and workshop, preparing them well for progression into higher education and employment. They are able to consolidate their previous learning and work on their areas for improvement from teachers’ feedback and their own self-evaluation. As a result, learning responds to learners’ individual needs more fully, and learners make more rapid progress.