Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL 2017 Regional Conference

Augmented reality in the education sector is growing, and as it does, it is important to look at how the potential of AR can be harnessed in the classroom. While it may be the new “it” technology, educators need to understand how they can incorporate AR into their classrooms and use it to its fullest potential.

If augmented reality it to be effectively incorporated into education, it needs to push students to explore, and in that exploration; learn. By bringing education to life, both students and teachers can engage with subject content in a new and fun way.

In this short 10-minute demonstration I will introduce an AR app that is easy to setup and use. An app that, with a little creative thinking, has potential liven up your course content, students’ homework and most importantly motivate your students to engage with learning.

About Susan

Susan Webster holds an MSc TESOL from Edinburgh University and a B/Des Hons from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee University. She is currently employed at Jeonju University, South Korea, where she teaches English conversation classes. Her career as an EFL instructor has included delivering storytelling workshops to new JLP programme teachers, S.Korea, conducting methodology workshops for Korean elementary teachers, teaching English in, elementary and secondary schools and universities in South Korea, Japan and her native Scotland.

Susan is passionate about all aspects of language-teaching methodology and strives to produce meaningful, engaging and creative lessons for her learners. She is particularly interested in issues relating to e-learning and teaching and published research exploring language use in the virtual world of Second Life.

When Susan is not teaching or writing for her blog, you’ll either find her doing yoga, bouldering, running or cycling around Korea. /