AR Codes: How they work & applications in education


Saturday 13th of June 2020 09:11:36 AM |


The field of education changes constantly, but not as fast as the new technologies. Though students in the past have relied on emails and even videoconferences to communicate, with Augmented Reality technology the entire educational process will change for future generations.

How new technologies changed education?

It is undeniable that it doesn't take much effort to see how students would be tuned into new technologies these days, especially considering the fact that our young people have cell phones, computers and video games as part of their everyday lives.

AR Code is a new technology that allows users to interact in real-time with 3D content in their environment. Users can add 3D interactive content to their surroundings by scanning an AR QR Code.

You can scan an AR QR Code by default with an iOS or Android device. AR Codes can be printed on a brochure, a showcase, a packaging or an educational book… Pointing your device at the code will download the digital content, then you'll be able to interact with the 3D model, video, sound, game, or information that appears in augmented reality on your device's screen. The process takes a few seconds.

AR Code in today’s educational system

Students are attracted to new technologies, and the AR Code concept is quickly adopted by young generations. By implementing AR Code in the educational field, teachers can present concepts visually and in an interactive manner. For example, an AR Code could be:

  • used to display games such as 3D logic games and 3D puzzles at elementary schools.
  • used to show fauna and flora in science courses.
  • used in biology class to display the organs of the human body and their functions.
  • used to display complex space geometry data at the university.

An example of an augmented reality DNA molecule:


AR qr code for Education DNA

AR Code could also help with the distribution of knowledge through video or holograms. Regarding professional education, AR Codes could be introduced for industrial learning, so that students could observe the operation of machinery or a more expert explanation via a video.

How can AR QR Codes transform education?

The use of augmented reality (AR) in education can be advantageous for both students and instructors. AR is particularly useful as a learning tool, as it provides students with access to information from a variety of sources, which can be presented in many different interactive ways.

As this method relies on mobile devices, it is more accessible to students. It allows them more self-learning opportunities: during class, on vacation, at home, etc. Adapting AR Code in current educational systems enhances learning performance.

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