The Open Augmented Reality Teaching Book - A foundation and good practices
Teaching how to create and code Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging topic in Higher Education. This should not be confused with the interest of various other subjects to use AR applications and content. Only a few top-tier universities world-wide currently offer courses that give instruction of how to code AR. Few have related content and none have a full curriculum on AR. The goal of this book project is to create the first comprehensive Open Educational Resource (OER) as a foundation for AR curricula in Higher Education. Every book about high tech risks being outdated already when going into print, so we are planning for a continuously developed and updated online book, working with an open community of contributors, Open Source style.
The book will be available as Open Educational Resource (OER) under the Creative-Commons-License CC-BY-SA. This allows using figures and texts for own presentations as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. The book is planned as a living resource, where chapters can be reworked or added as needed.
The book production is supported by the ERASMUS+ Strategic Alliances Project for Higher Education called “Augmented Reality in Formal European University Education (AR-FOR-EU). The project AR-FOR-EU establishes and deepens a strategic partnership for teaching Augmented Reality in Higher Education at scale on undergraduate and graduate levels.
The book will cover the necessary prerequisites to understand and follow the core concepts of teaching Augmented Reality. It will have a section for advanced topics that can be covered in curricula. A section of the book will also be dedicated to a collection of good practices in teaching AR coding.
The book offers a comprehensive and introductory perspective on the topic Augmented Reality.
History of AR
Future of AR
Perceptual Foundations of AR
Sensors and Signal Processing
Algorithms and Data Structures
Linear and Geometric Algebra
Hardware Abstraction Layer
AR Development Skills
Unity / Unreal Engines
3D Modeling & Rendering
Interactive Graphics and Sound Design
Gesture and Speech Recognition and Interaction
Human Computer Interaction and User Centered Design
Object Detection and Recognition
Machine Learning, Deep Learning
AR Agile Project Management
AR Game Development, Gamification and Serious Games
AR for the Web
Hardware Accelerated Computing
Internet of Things, Robots and Wearables
Hardware and Optical Design
Good Practices and Examples
Workflows and Company Practices
Privacy, Ownership and Intellectual Property
Applications, Employments and Careers in AR
Contribution Model and Technical Infrastructure
The book project follows an agile approach differing from the classic development process typical for printed content. Contributors can play several different roles in the production process. We are looking for authors, reviewers, agile editors, designers, software developers, visual artists, and testers. Agile teams are responsible for the generation of chapters and act as product owners. Reviewers will review chapters and communicate with the author teams. Team champions drive forward the agile development of chapters. Designers lay-out the online book and printed versions. Software developers are responsible for interactive Web graphics, application examples, and other dynamic code. Visual artists are responsible for appealing visualizations. Testers will thoroughly try out the final versions of the book.
Interest in contributing a chapter and team building event
Assignment of agile teams
First round of drafts
Continuous Reviewer Feedback
Layouting, Programming, Finalization
Inquiries and Submissions
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