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Is content in an appropriate format?
It is important when collating content delivered through mobile AR, that you consider the usability aspect for users. The way users interact and interrogate resources on a desktop is very different to the experience they expect on a portable device. The reduced screen real estate necessitates that mobile specific resources should be presented in bite-sized chunks, piquing their interest to study further. Content developers should be careful to minimise any textual content, instead presenting a summary with links to deeper online content if necessary. AR is by definition a visual medium so engaging the user is integral to how much impact it has. Merely duplicating existing learning materials from a VLE or handout should be avoided. Included below is an overview of the main content types and ways to display them in an AR experience.
There are a number of free tools available that encrypt video into formats that enable the user to view video in live view as a movie texture. Although there are some usability issues associated with this form of playback, it can create an immersive and memorable user experience.
Does content need to be created?
In the initial content identification exercise, the academic should have thought about any additional content not available in the current course module. In most cases they will need to use existing content but break it down into digestible learning chunks. This will inevitably take longer than you plan for and must include frequent dialogue between content creator and academic. Simply reusing existing resources available on a VLE or website does not add value to the learner experience. Users will quickly realise they can circumvent the AR by visiting the resource page direct.
AR should offer something unique, building on existing resources. Sometimes adding additional resources may offer a more personalised learning experience. Short videos introducing the primary content can provide a foundation for further research and encourage critical thinking, identifying points of interest, without mapping out a prescribed learner journey. A note of caution; underestimate development time at your peril. Preparation, recording and editing can take considerable time and effort often involving two or more members of staff, so be sure to set achievable goals.