29 Sep

WEKIT community event at the ECTEL conference

The first major WEKIT community event “Requirements Bazaar Kick-off: Shape the Future of Augmented Reality Training” was held at the Industry track of the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL). The event took place in Lyon, France on September 13-16, 2016.

The aim of the community event was to bring people together who are investigating the future of Augmented Reality workplace training. The WEKIT industry track session opened with a keynote by Fridolin Wild (Oxford Brookes University) to introduce emerging WEKIT technologies and their new affordances for workplace training. Next, a round of short presentations introduced WEKIT industrial use cases from the requirements perspective and an open innovation platform Requirements Bazaar where all use cases are documented. After that the audience has been invited to a panel discussion with all the WEKIT experts.

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WEKIT Industry track

On the last day of the conference, WEKIT community members co-organized and participated in the Wearable Enhanced Learning workshop (WELL). This half-day event included nine short presentations or live demonstrations each followed by a round of questions and feedbacks.

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WELL Workshop

The community event supported professional networking with the European professionals in technology enhanced learning and spread the awareness of the WEKIT training methodology, technological platform, and industrial cases. More WEKIT events are planned, which will soon include hands-on demonstrations!

The WEKIT community is grateful to the ECTEL that collocated and supported the community event. ECTEL is a major international conference that engages researchers, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field of educational technologies.

02 Feb

WEKIT.club is live

We are happy to announce that the WEKIT community of AR experts and enthusiasts went live. You can join us at wekit.club, consult our featured events, participate in discussions and share your ideas about possible use cases for industrial learning and training mediated by AR.

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You are also welcome to share your feedback on the Requirements Bazaar at https://requirements-bazaar.org/#/project/154.

We are looking forward to having you with us. Stay tuned!

13 Jan

WEKIT kick-off

The WEKIT kick-off meeting was held on 11-12 January in Milan, Italy. The objective was to fine tune project objectives and action plans for the upcoming months.

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Presentation of research on wearables at Ravensbourne

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Enthusiastic scientific chairing of the meeting by Fridolin Wild

In addition to a series of general management and specific work package presentations, three thematic workshops were organised by the WEKIT partners to brainstorm about the WEKIT framework and stakeholder needs (by OUNL), use cases and applications of Augmented Reality and Wearable Technologies (by OU), as well as open tools for software programming and communication based on open software licenses and standards (by RTWH). The outcomes of these workshops will feed back to the work package activities.

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Brainstorming use cases and training scenarios

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Trials of AR applications developed by VVT

More photos are published in our community page on Facebook.