NEW METHODOLOGIES OF TEACHING BASED ON AUGMENTED REALITY

Augmented Reality (AR) is a new educational approach that modifies how the student receives the information. The learning becomes totally dynamic. Augmented Reality is totally useful for the practical part of the subjects. Especially in technical Degrees. In the first year of these Degrees there are very specific subjects that are totally new for the students. The subject "Fundamentals of Construction" of the first year of the Degree in Technical Architecture is one of them. Augmented Reality is a technology that combines digital information (virtual) and physical information (material), in real time thanks to different technological devices (tablets, smartphones, glasses ...). The use of new technologies in the classroom is a great success. The current student profile is familiar with all technical advances. This reality is the way of change in Spanish higher education. The lecture class should not disappear because it is demanded by the student, but now it is not the only way of learning and it is not the most important as it has been demonstrated in recent years. This paper is related to the Augmented Reality (AR) as a resource to take into account in the teaching of building structures. Students have better space vision with Augmented Reality and for that reason it is used as a new resource in the subject “Fundamentals of Construction”.