AURASMA is billed as "...the world's first visual browser". The developers explain how it works. "Using the smartphone's camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer and internet connection, the technology combines image recognition and a conceptual understanding of the 3D world to recognize objects and images and seamlessly merge augmented reality actions into the scene. Without the need for barcodes or tags, the APP is able to see its surrounding environment and make it fully interactive." (http://www.aurasma.com/what-is-it)
This APP will enable you and your learners to capture a video of an object with sound. Not just any sound but you, or your students, describing or naming an object. Great tool to assist learners with -
> word recognition
> language development ESL
> demonstrating processes
> finding co-ordinates in a language / geography treasure hunt
> listening comprehension
> showing cause and effect.
From my investigation into this APP, I think Aurasma can be turned into a vibrant learning tool and it has great potential for independent learning to take place.