Vibal Publishing House Inc., the leading publisher of educational materials in the country, announced that they will be releasing an augmented reality app for textbooks called LearnLive AR starting June this year.
Vibe Technologies, the technology arm of the publishing house turned digital-services company, developed the free augmented reality mobile app that brings its readers one step closer to classroom digitization since they began digitization in 1986.
“Bridging traditional methods of teaching and digital learning has been made easy through LearnLive AR,” said Christopher Datol, Vibal Head of Publishing. “Complex ideas are simplified and made more interesting through the use of visual 3D models, videos, and auditory features, thus making it easier for students to understand difficult concepts.”
The application integrates the use of Augmented Reality technology which incorporates digital graphics, sounds and sensory experiences into an experiential walkthrough to enhance the learner’s experience and can only be used exclusively for Vibal textbooks.
“We are launching the LearnLive app, where textbooks come alive with the country’s first textbook with augmented reality enhancement,” said Vibal Head of Marketing Rio Lim.
The users just simply scan a designated image in the book when using the app in their smartphones or tablet and it will instantly unlock digital renditions of concepts, theories, processes and the like from the initial available AR ready textbook series ranging from Science and Technology, English,and MAPEH among others.
“The heart of Vibal is really into innovation.We really want to expand the brand and we don’t just stick to what we are known for. We have an entire plethora of technology solutions that we offer to our clients,” said Paul Baloja, Vibal Brand Management Head.
The LearnLive AR application will be free to download in the App Store for iOS users and the Google Play Store for Android users and can be operated along with a TV and projector through Apple TV, Chromecast or Anycast, and even with the handy VGA or HDMI adapter.