- Google updated its Expeditions app to include over a hundred AR experiences.
- The Google Expeditions AR experiences were previously only available to students and teachers.
- Only phones that support ARCore can view the AR features of Expeditions.
The Google Expeditions app enables people to go on virtual tours of famous places around the world, using a smartphone in a virtual reality headset. However, Google just opened access to over a hundred augmented reality functions that were previously only reserved for students and teachers as part of the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program.
At Google I/O 2017, Google launched the AR Pioneer Program as a way for teachers to instruct students using AR. For example, a teacher could launch the AR program focused on the human skeleton and teach students about the human body in an interactive (and futuristic!) way.
Now, anyone can enjoy these AR programs through the Google Expeditions app, available on the Google Play Store.
According to Google, over one million students used AR in their classrooms over the last school year. Using these AR expeditions, teachers have instructed students about things ranging from biology to Impressionist art.