WebAR in H5P
For a few years the hype has been that augmented reality is going to be a big thing in education and there have been some interesting trials, but as of yet the technology is still waiting for a break. Leaving out the wearable AR devices that are coming to market at some point, mobile AR is already a technology that is available for most students through their mobile device. As of yet there is however no easy way of implementing AR content inside an otherwise capable LMS system such as Moodle and the only way seems to be a separate system or application that would integrate to Moodle using LTI. This raises the bar for creating such content too high for most users, if they could even find any service providers making this possible. Also students dont necessarily want to install additional apps to their devices to get some learning material to work.
H5P could be the breakthrough that WebAR needs, as it could open an easy way to create simple AR learning content directly within an LMS. The way I think this should work, is to not even try to embed any way of creating any 3D content with the tool, but simply enable teachers to input 3D content and create a screen layer of text, photo and questionnaires on top of it. For the info overlay on screen You could use the same set of tools as You can use when creating interactive videos, with the option of being able to set the total duration of the experience which is not depending on the length of animation in the 3D-file. The inputted file should use an open standard file format such as COLLADA, which would support most 3D softwares and can do shapes, colors and even animations within the files. User could click any surface to place the 3D-model on top of, which reguires the use of WebAR framework, the likes of which You can find in here:http://www.createwebxr.com/webAR.html
This way You would only need to build the 3D model display on localising framework on top of the current interactive video tools, making this not as much of work as it may seem at first.
Looking forward to hearing Your thoughts on this!