Working within the learning, teaching and professional skills (LTaPS) team, I am the technical lead/project manager on a number of projects and services, most notably SCARLET.
My primary focus investigates the use of innovative technologies, such as augmented reality, to enhance the student experience, making their learning experiences interoperable and delivered on a variety of devices.
I am currently involved in e-learning projects across a diverse range of subject areas including sociology, business, medicine, geo-spatial data and cultural heritage.
Selected papers and presentations
- Ramirez, M (2014). Handing over the display cases. CILIP Update. January 2014: 35.
- Ramirez, M. Special Collections Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching (SCARLET). InsideAR, Munich, 10-11 October 2013.
- Ramirez, M., L. Skilton, R. Lock. and M. Gramstadt (2013). A Study in SCARLET’ AR(t) magazine/AR Lab. Issue 3 – May 2013: 56-61.
I have been developing multimedia for the past 15 years, and my passion lies in looking how innovative technologies can assist in the support of learning at every level.
In recent years, I have been researching augmented reality as a visual tool to engage and enthuse students in their subject areas.
I am focused on using a student-centred approach that can inform future development and ultimately lead to a better learning experience.
Top tips for implementing Augmented Reality
Education Technology, June 2015
Augmented reality in higher education: five tips to get started
Times Higher Education, March 2015