Monthly Archives: February 2019

An AI reading list — from Practical Primers to Sci-Fi Short Stories

Experts are already building a future world brimming with artificial intelligence, but here in the present most of us are still trying to figure out what AI even is. This is a technology that will influence many aspects of our lives, from jobs to entertainment to health care, but that also engages with fundamental questions about… Read more »

How useful was VR Deteriorating patient simulation for Mental Health Nursing Students?- A Senior Lecturer’s Viewpoint

As part of my research with CEL I have been conducting an RCT to compare the use of a VR Deteriorating patient training exercise with Adult and Mental Health Nursing Students.  In addition to comparing a pre and post-test survey and MCQ quiz results of students, I am conducting focus groups with students and learning… Read more »

The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own

Research productivity—the number of researchers it takes to produce a given result—is declining annually. Could AI make research faster and more productive, reviving areas that have become too expensive for businesses to pursue? This MIT Technology Review article looks at the way AI is reinventing the way we invent, the predictions for machine learning and… Read more »

Microsoft launches Hololens 2

Microsoft have launched the Hololens 2, a much improved version on the original Hololens launched in 2015. Although cheaper than the original, at £2,680 per set this equipment is very firmly aimed at the industry and business environment. To read the full BBC article Click Here However, it appears that not all Microsoft employees are… Read more »

7.3.19 Book now for “Building the University of the Future – Lego Event”

Event Date: 14:00 – 15:30, Thurs 7th March 2019 Room: PG30a, Talbot campus Book now on eventbrite         Higher education is experiencing an unprecedented period of change in which the future face, shape, identity and purpose of the university are all being challenged. With an uncertain political, social and technological future on… Read more »

Family Law Symposium at BU – 6th March

You are invited to a special BU event where local lawyers, mediators, students and other professionals will be showcasing, through role-plays, the different options available to resolve family disputes. Please see below for further details and to book your place. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact: Martine Hardwick… Read more »

Celebrating International Women’s day – a WAN and CEL co-production!

All welcome to our International Women’s day celebration: please book through OD https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/workingatbu/staffdevelopmentandengagement/staffengagement/internationalwomensdaynetworkingevent/ Time Activity Location 9.30-10.00 Coffee and networking EBC 501 10.00-11.00 Coding tasters with CEL Try coding for beginners Come along and find out how simple coding can transform your Brightspace VLE site Led by CEL LTs Kar, Laura, Kathy, Jenna and Tracey… Read more »

Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Awards (deadline 29 March)

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) has launched its fourth Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Teaching Awards, which highlight the great things you’re doing to inspire our students to learn and think about the world around them and how they can make a difference. ESD Teaching Award 2019 Climate change is rarely out of… Read more »

Playing Serious Games with Virtual Reality

The vivid experiences created using virtual reality technology offer unsurpassed scenario-based training opportunities. Now easily deployable at sea or on land, seafarers can play “serious games” with an autonomous device that generates interactive games designed to achieve specific training goals. SQLearn has opened up this fascinating world on its Dolphin Platforms, focusing on the seafarer’s… Read more »