Augmented reality bridges the gap between meatspace and online. A free app on your smartphone interprets a custom barcode, sending the browser to a URL – in this case iMail.

Scott Crow and I worked to embed these in a bunch of infoscreen slides, and they might show up in VAPAC print materials in the near future. Imagine reading about an upcoming performance, and then using your smartphone to scan a barcode that takes you to an interview with the artist.  Sweet.

Any bright ideas about other instructional uses?  Self-guided tours?  Just-in-time training?  Scavenger hunts?

The D2L Faculty Request Interface (FRI) has been updated with Summer and Fall 2010 courses, which means that you can now request official D2L courses.  Remember that students will not appear on your D2L classlists until 7 days prior to the official start of the course.  To request your D2L courses for Summer and Fall 2010, visit and select “D2L Faculty Request Interface.”