ARLearn is a tool suite for educators and learners supporting different phases and activities during a field trip. Learners can use the ARLearn app to explore and annotate the real world, while teacher can monitor their progress in real time.
The ARLearn platform is intended for teachers that organize a field trip, but can support other serious game scenarios as well. For instance, professionals could use the app when inspecting a site a make notes that are synchronised with their current location. With a web based authoring tool, teachers can add assignments or information to a map.
As we aimed to lower the threshold for (re)using the application, we decided to build on a cloud computing infrastructure. As a result, teachers don’t need to set up a server for using the tool, neither do they need to rely on the infrastructure of the Open University of the Netherlands.