Senior Augmented Reality Developer
University of Manchester
The SCARLET project is pioneering augmented reality (AR) using mobile devices to enhance students’ use of special collections (SC) in libraries; bringing SCs into the age of the app. AR enables students to simultaneously experience the magic of primary materials while enhancing the learning experience by “surrounding” the object with digitized content. Learning and teaching is embedded at the heart of this innovative project, ensuring the focus remains on the student experience and not the technology. The session will describe current work to evaluate AR’s effectiveness in different student groups and suggest other subject areas where this methodology may benefit learning.