It’s always great to hear about emerging technologies being used in the classroom and the library and this was especially inspiring. Mulch was motivated to create a more engaging and effective library orientation and she succeeded by using Aurasma. As explained in the article, Aurasma “uses technology to allow the camera on a smartphone or tablet to recognize real-world images…and respond by displaying overlay videos, pictures, or websites on top of the camera image that appears on the device’s screen” (p. 51). Although I don’t think I’d be able to get the support or funding needed to use this tool, it made me consider the possibility of using QR codes and I was able to find information on other libraries that have already done so. I am going to put something together to use with our freshmen in the fall. Very excited!
Mulch, B. E. (2014). Library Orientation Transformation. Knowledge Quest, 42(4), 50-53.