Student AR creators: Appearition’s workshop for school kids

Deeptha Sreedhar

Deeptha Sreedhar

I’m a Chennai-based Writer and Journalist. I handle the Digital Content for Appearition. My super-cool colleagues design, innovate and create magic in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality. I use this space to present their magic in text. When I am not editing or scouring for story ideas one bit before hell breaks loose, I enjoy reading crime-fiction books and watching similar television series, do a bit of experimental cooking and some travel to wherever my bank balance supports upon paying all bills.
Deeptha Sreedhar

As disruptive technologies grow, thousands of jobs will be created, and several others’ skill sets will widen. Appearition has always believed that introduction to these technology concepts from school will better prepare students for a digital world ahead.

Among multiple such drives, Brendan Ridge of our team recently conducted an exclusive workshop for school students on the basics of augmented reality and an overview to our product 8AR – the content creation tool.

Appearition, in partnership with Real Time Learning (RTL), a social enterprise in enabling students to learn by doing – ran this one-on-one workshop. RTL helps students engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Entrepreneurship. As their industry partner, Appearition enabled these students to create their own augmented reality content. Furthermore, they got an overview of enterprise adoption of this technology.  Students get the opportunity to learn the application and scalability of the technology, explore developing their content and facilitate peer-to-peer teaching and learning.

A great learning curve

‘Through these workshops, students are enabled, empowered and engaged. It enables them to learn by doing, empowers them to be able to explore solutions in real-life and engages them with skills of future,’ says Luke Kerr, Programme Director, RTL.

‘We taught the students to shoot green-screen videos, understand how AR will enhance a process in industries; create their own AR experience (content) on Appearition’s Experience Management System (EMS). We believe that these workshops give an insight into cutting-edge technology; enables them to come up with solutions for real-life,’ says Ridge.

With industry 4.0 rewriting the skillsets of existing jobs, Appearition and EdTech champions like RTL are making kids industry ready with exposure to such technology. These collaborative industry training kindles students’ creative thinking and nurtures the roots for future entrepreneurs.