About this Course
This course will teach you the basics of developing mobile applications using Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR) technologies. Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn practical techniques to rapidly and easily prototype three different applications for Android smartphones and tablets – even with no previous coding experience. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, this is your ideal introduction to today’s trends in the products and technologies of the emerging augmented reality market. If you’re a journalist, media/content producer or teacher, you’ll discover how to augment print-based media with sounds, images and videos, and see how to create an augmented city map and geo-located augmented reality game for your audience. If you’re a web designer or app developer, you’ll gain a range of technological building blocks that you can integrate into your service portfolio. Whatever your background, you’ll learn how to design cutting-edge visual experiences that will enhance your job prospects. What you’ll learn • All about the main MAR products and technologies on the market today • How to build three different augmented reality applications using an augmented reality browser and authoring tools • How to include image recognition and object tracking • How to use geolocation functionality for outdoor augmented reality • Details of the ISO-ARAF standard, an innovative language for representing augmented reality content Prerequisites • You don’t need any prior technical knowledge to take this course. • If you’re familiar with markup languages (HTML, XML, etc) and content management systems, you may be more at ease with the key concepts and techniques. This MOOC is supported by the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation. Follow us! Twitter : https://twitter.com/MOOCMAR Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MOOCMAR/
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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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1 hour to complete

Welcome

Welcome to the "Getting started with Augmented Reality" MOOC! We are excited to have you in the class. Let's meet the course team and introduce yourself to the community....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
Course overview10m
FAQ10m
How to use Discussion Forums10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introducing Mixed and Augmented Reality

In this module we will explain the key concepts and techniques at work in Mixed and Augmented Reality. We will also spend some time explaining some business aspects of augmented reality: the AR market, the potential applications and the value chain. At the end of this module, we’ll identify the main characteristics of AR systems and we’ll specify the main components of an AR architecture....
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Definition of Mixed and Augmented Reality6m
Mixed Reality Continuum3m
MAR Market, Actors and Value Chain8m
Application vs. Browser3m
MAR System Architecture6m
Reading1 readings
Augmented Reality History10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
What are the Mixed and Augmented Reality concepts?6m
Check your knowledge on MAR Market and System Architecture12m

2

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Augmented Books

In this module you will create an AR application for printed media: an Augmented Book. For this, in the first part of the module, we shall use an authoring tool and an AR browser. In the second part, we will have a closer look at the code produced by the authoring tool. If you want to go deeper and learn how to “program” it and change the behavior of the application, you can access the Honors material. If you have difficulties with the assignments, you should post on the Discussions section to ask for help. To get started, please jump into the first lesson below! ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 31 min), 14 readings, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
Create an Augmented Book using an authoring tool3m
An Augmented Book example1m
Download and install the ARAF browser1m
Let's take it a step further1m
Augmented Book - Inside the ARAF file6m
Image recognition process7m
Modifying the AR experience: replace a sound with a video4m
Demonstration of the modified AR experience0m
Reading14 readings
What will you learn this week?10m
How to access project assignments?10m
Create an Augmented Book using the authoring tool, step-by-step10m
Download the ARAF browser on your mobile device10m
Note: How to allow the installation of non-market apps on Android10m
Install the ARAF browser on your mobile device10m
Open an AR file in the ARAF browser10m
Main modules of the obtained ARAF application10m
An Augmented Book template10m
Image recognition process – inside the ARAF file10m
FAQ of Week 210m
Modifying the AR experience: replace one sound with a video10m
Video resources to be used for the assignment10m
Modified Augmented Book code10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz about the main modules of the ARAF file6m
Quiz about the image recognition process inside the ARAF file4m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Augment Your City Map

In this module you will learn how to use the image recognition and tracking process to enrich an image with a 3D object. At the end of this module, you will have an AR application that will augment a city map with a 3D model....
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
3D objects in ARAF7m
What is Vuforia?2m
Recognition process with Vuforia8m
Use the Vuforia descriptor in ARAF5m
Reading5 readings
What will you learn in this module?10m
How to run and visualize ARAF files on your PC10m
How to use the Vuforia developer website - Step-by-step10m
FAQ of Week 310m
Augment your city map - Step-by-step10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
3D objects in ARAF6m
Recognition process with Vuforia6m
Use the Vuforia descriptor in ARAF6m

4

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Augmented Reality with Geolocation

This module concerns the geolocation in Augmented Reality and spans 2 weeks. This week, we walk you step by step in the creation of an AR geolocalized quiz game. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 51 min), 11 readings, 4 quizzes
Video11 videos
Create an AR Quiz using the authoring tool6m
An AR Quiz example1m
Geolocation in ARAF3m
What is a prototype? A basic example: Image PROTO5m
Enriching a prototype: add user interaction5m
Map PROTO Step-by-Step5m
MapMarker PROTO Step-by-Step4m
MapOverlay PROTO Step-by-Step5m
MapPlayer PROTO Step-by-Step2m
An example of a functional map in ARAF4m
Reading11 readings
What will you do in this module?10m
Preparing the next assignement10m
Create an AR Quiz using the authoring tool : step-by-step10m
What is a prototype? A basic example: Image PROTO10m
Source code for adding user interaction to a prototype10m
Source code for the Map PROTO10m
Source code for the MapMarker PROTO10m
Source code for the MapOverlay PROTO10m
Source code for the MapPlayer PROTO10m
Source code for the full functional map in ARAF10m
FAQ of Week 410m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz about geolocation and prototypes in ARAF6m
Quiz about map-related prototypes6m

5

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Customizing an Augmented Reality Game

In this module, you will have a closer look at the code of the AR Quiz produced by the authoring tool in the previous module. You will spend almost the entire module in understanding the ARAF format for AR Quiz and then you will learn how to “program” it and change the behavior of the application....
Reading
7 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
AR Quiz - Prototypes part 16m
AR Quiz - Prototypes part 22m
AR Quiz - Game's scene graph4m
AR Quiz - The game's behavior5m
Closing comments1m
Map markers continuously updating their position on the map3m
Reading5 readings
What will you do in this module?10m
Source code for the AR Quiz10m
FAQ of Week 510m
Programming a new behavoir for the AR Quiz : step-by-step10m
Source code of the modified AR Quiz10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check your knowledge of prototypes used in the AR Quiz6m
Check your knowledge of AR Quiz scene and game behavior6m
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started a new career after completing these courses
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Top Reviews

By BHJan 15th 2017

This is just an amazing course on a most talked-about technology of these days, and the teachers make it so easy to understand the concepts. And at the end you HAVE BUILT something real!

By ABDec 11th 2016

Excellent course! The instructors are very terse and accurately teach the necessary elements to learn how to build and design an AR application. Well done.

Instructors

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Marius Preda

Associate Professor
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Veronica Scurtu

Associate Professor
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Traian Lavric

Research Engineer

About Institut Mines-Télécom

Institut Mines-Télécom is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering and digital technologies. Always attentive to the economic world, IMT combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations. It focuses on key transformations in Digital Technologies, Production, Energy and Ecology and trains the engineers, managers and PhDs who will be tomorrow’s players in these key changes of the 21st century. Its activities are conducted in Mines and Télécom graduate schools under the aegis of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication, one subsidiary school and three strategic partners. The IMT’s schools rank among the leading graduate schools in France....

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • In order to visualize the augmented reality content that you are going to create in this course, you will need to install an ARAF browser on your Android smartphone or tablet. If you don't have any Android device at your disposal, you will still have the opportunity to complete this course by submitting your assignment but you won't get the full learning experience. In fact, you won't be able to test in your own -physical- environment the application you have created.

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