The move from traditional textbooks to a digital virtual learning environment allows the seamless introduction of new teaching technologies that enhance the learning experience for our students. An example of this is the use of augmented reality to enable students to investigate dynamic 3D structures, such as the beating human heart. Traditionally, this would have been taught using a series of static images supported by video, however, the introduction of augmented reality provides a powerful interactive tool for students to actively investigate structure-function relationships in real-time, visualising how the beating heart pumps blood around the human body.