During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote education has forced teachers to use every tool in their toolbox. But augmented reality, which allows both visual and hands-on instruction from any setting, remains out-of-reach for most educators.

In order to use AR today, entertainment studios and big companies employ 3D artists, computer programmers and many other highly specialized software developers. Existing commercial platforms like Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens have not achieved mainstream availability. The cost and difficulty make it impossible for most educators to teach in AR. That’s why Ramani and his team have created MetaAR, an authoring platform that allows educators to create their own AR apps. It also allows students and teachers to collaborate remotely in AR.

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