In this blog post, you'll discover how our partner Plantyn has established a new standard for educational excellence by boosting engagement and excitement in science classes at GO! Atheneum in Maaseik.

In 2023, we were excited to see how our strategy of accelerating the process by 100X for adding 3D models and enhancing features had created remarkable results in student engagement. In this blog post, you'll learn how we boosted user engagement and our exciting next steps. Did you hear about an exciting project with Apple Vision Pro from us? Yes, you did.

The Ludenso team is thrilled to announce the news of a new collaborative effort with our partner Sage – the launch of “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice,” a nursing textbook, now enriched with AR. With this release, we seek to redefine the way nursing students learn and engage with the intricacies of the human body. We’ve already tested the AR book with students at Ulster University in Derry / Londonderry Campus in Northern Ireland.

Ludenso Partner Stories: Revolutionizing English Language Teaching With AR


September 7th 2023, Author: Ingrid F. Skrede

In this blog post, we’ll share how Express Publishing is transforming English Language Teaching (ELT) through the use of AR. Together, we are launching a new series that fuses ELT textbooks with immersive learning experiences.

We're thrilled to share that we're partnering with Natur & Kultur, one of the leading educational publishers in Sweden.

Demystifying AR in Publishing: Embracing the AR Revolution


June 27th, 2023, Author: Nikola Lindenberg

‍Discover the realities behind AR technology and its transformative potential in the publishing industry, as we debunk myths and shed light on how AR is reshaping the way we engage with educational content.

How Generative AI Can Shape the Future of Interactive Books


May 31st, 2023, Author: Nikola Lindenberg

In a recent webinar we discussed the future of textbooks with AR with our partners — biology teacher and author Sarah Dudley from Cambridge University Press & Assessment and Rob Heathcote from PG Online Publishers. During the webinar, Sarah Dudley reflected on her experience using AR technology to enrich a textbook. Read the highlights of her presentation in this post.

Bringing nursing textbook to life using augmented reality


May 22nd 2023, Author: Ingrid F. Skrede

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Sage, a leading academic publisher, to bring augmented reality (AR) to the nursing textbook, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice. By combining our cutting-edge AR app and authoring platform with Sage's comprehensive content, we aim to transform anatomy education and provide an immersive learning experience for nursing students.

We are thrilled to share that together with PG Online, we have been shortlisted for two Bett Awards in the categories: “Secondary - Free Digital Content App or Open Educational Resource” and “Innovator of the Year”.

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between Ludenso and Plantyn, a leading educational publisher in Belgium. With Plantyn's extensive expertise in educational publishing and our innovative approach to implementing AR efficiently for publishers, this partnership represents a major milestone in our journey to revolutionize the way students learn and interact with educational books.

By adding a digital layer to physical books, we aim to make education and learning more accessible for all. In this post, you'll hear how we work to empower more learners from co-founder Harald Manheim and Microsoft's Education Lead in Norway, Henriette Dolven.

We’re excited to share that we are joining forces with Lotus Publishing to bring anatomy books to life through augmented reality (AR). The partnership combines Lotus's high-quality, illustrated therapy and anatomy books with our AR platform, enabling students to interact with human anatomy in a new way.

Learning anatomy with AR


February 3rd 2023

The students at Malakoff upper secondary school in Moss, Norway have gained new insights into the anatomy and functioning of the human heart. iPraksis is Aschehoug's newest textbook in health and childhood education. The book is enriched with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which makes the learning experience more life-like. Through the use of the “Ludenso Explore” app, students are able to understand abstract concepts faster as the textbook is supplemented with 3D models, videos, podcasts, and minority language support.

This news first appeared in the Bookseller on 22 November 2022. Cambridge has partnered with augmented reality (AR) publishing company, Ludenso to increase access to AR textbooks for learners around the world.

Storytelling has been bringing people closer together for thousands of years. But, what do you do if you don’t know the language the stories are told in? Or, if you are starting to learn the language, but you don’t know how to read? To help young learners connect across cultural backgrounds, we have worked with Aschehoug to bring fairytales from different cultures to life in minority languages through the use of Augmented Reality (AR).

Research on inclusive use of XR


Tue Jul 26 2022

How can AR technology give students with learning difficulties new opportunities, and what barriers do students experience with the current technology? We have joined forces with leading experts in educational technology from the Norwegian Computing Center and Bufdir to research the use of Ludenso Explore.

We are curious about how AR technology can be utilized in the best possible pedagogical way in the classroom. For this reason, we have teamed up with leading experts in educational technology from UiS and the Oslo Regional Research Fund to research the use of Ludenso Create!

September 1st, 2022, PG Online is launching Augmented Reality (AR) into its popular ClearRevise books, starting in the Science and Geography subject areas. This makes them the first UK publisher to utilize virtual objects such as digital images and video in the real-world environment of revision guides.

We are excited to share that professor Hans Christian Arnseth from the University of Oslo will conduct research on how Ludenso Create can maximize the learning outcome of creative and explorative learning with Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

You might wonder: what is AR and how is it related to textbooks? Let’s look in more detail at what AR is, how it can relate to learning and publishing, and what it takes to develop an AR textbook.