Monthly Archives: August 2018

Interesting Articles: VR uses, the human connection and 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs

Here is a collection of interesting articles picked up this week.   The 2018 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs Whether they are administrators or IT gurus, these bloggers know the ins and outs of how technology is reshaping education. Click here for the full article.   Fostering Human Connection for Meaningful… Read more »

Dr Sue Way – National Teaching Fellow

Colleagues, I  am sure you will join me in congratulating Dr Sue Way, Associate Professor of Midwifery in HSS, who has been awarded a prestigous National Teaching Fellowship. Below I have extracted the AdvanceHE information. CEL run annual calls and run events for staff interested in applying for an NTF, please get on touch with… Read more »

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »

CEL BU present: All of us put other people first”: Narratives from a participatory photodiary study with university student carers

Professor Debbie Holley

Part of the SRHE national webinar series  Debbie Holley Colleagues, Interested in the lived experiences of student caring for others? Dr Jacq Priego, with Prof Debbie Holley from CEL share their research findings at an SRHE event Monday 3rd September 13.00-14.00 – open now for bookingThis is partnered with webinar that will be of interest… Read more »

Short courses – MA Education Practice provision

The new year is full of options! Here are four of them – Come and join us! These 20-credit bearing units are linked to the MA Education Practice Successful completion of three assessments contributes credits to the second year of the Masters if you already have a PGCert (which is year 1 of the MA)…. Read more »

Brightspace: Using page templates to make your content stand out

Did you know that Brightspace has 11 page templates that can help you to make your content look fantastic? Here is one example.  There is a template that staff working on the unit can use to introduce themselves to their students. When you open the template, the page looks like this: All you have to… Read more »

Is a robot going to take over your job? Future tech expert answers all the important questions about AI

The robots are coming, and may be about to take your livelihoods, your lovers and even your lives. Assassination drones, intelligent cyber attacks and ultra-realistic humanoid bots are all predicted to be part of the unstoppable Artificial Intelligence revolution. Only this week Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, warned AI has the potential… Read more »

Blurring the lines between virtual and reality

An EPFL student Hugo Hueber from computer science faculty has developed a virtual reality game that can be used in any environment, allowing for the same level of interaction with virtual 3D objects as with a real table. While playing this game, you will be able to manipulate objects that you see in the headset – objects that don’t exist, of course,… Read more »

Four Interesting AR/VR and Video Blog Articles

Here are some interesting blog articles I have read this week. The Multiple Uses of Augmented Reality in Education Technology has made its way to the classroom, increasing the engaging and interactive elements that many students are benefitting from. Students today are already familiar with various technologies, which is why computerized tools and apps make… Read more »