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Linda Summerlin iFest Presentation

What Augmented Reality Layering Might “Look Like” While Learning with App Technology

Linda Summerlin

Augmented reality capabilities have actually been around for many years, but we were not “ready” to use those capabilities. Cell phones needed to become ubiquitous before we could even try to “layer” reality with augmented reality. In this session, using a common light switch as an example, I will show how reality can be layered with augmented reality for three dimensional and deliberate training purposes.


Linda Summerlin is the Distance Learning Director for Academic Affairs at the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education. She worked on her BS degree in Adult Education and Vocational Training at the University of Central Florida, with a focus on Technology, Language Acquisition and Special Education. She received a BS degree in Secondary Special Education from Athens State University. As part of a five-year U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Fellowship, she earned her Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Administration of Supervision and Curriculum from Auburn University.

Mrs. Summerlin has served in the field of education for over twenty years. As an advocate of digital literacy and eLearning, she authored several articles about distance learning, adult education, and online course facilitator roles.

Over the past decade she has worked with the U.S. Army’s TRADOC, the U.S. Army Distributed Learning Program, Command and General Staff College, Army Logistics University, Combined Arms Center Staff and Faculty Development Office, as well as the Distance Learning Strategic Plans and Policy Office. She also served two years as a Navy Learning Standards Officer in Norfolk, Virginia. Currently Mrs. Summerlin is working in her role as Distance Learning Director with the Air Force’s Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.


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