Monthly Archives: February 2019

Samsung wants to bring curved OLED displays to VR

Samsung is throwing a curveball into VR headsets…. or at least, a curve. The technology manufacturer has filed a design patent for a future VR headset, one that makes use of a curved OLED display instead of a flat screen. We’ve already seen high-quality OLED displays in VR with the Samsung HMD Odyssey or VR Hero Plus, while Google is also looking to bring… Read more »

Workshop: Enhancing Feedback and Strategies for Future Engagement

This workshop will look at the benefits of online assessment handling and how marking online can save you time and provide a better student experience to your students. You will also learn about Intelligent Agents, Discussion Boards and Video Notes in Brightspace Key Information Aimed at: Academic Staff Indicative Frequency: Weekly Facilitated by: Ann Luce… Read more »

How the smartphone is being developed into a medical grade diagnostic tool

Huge computational power, a high-resolution screen, excellent cameras, and connected and available worldwide – all these capabilities are the reason companies and researchers worldwide are exploring the potential of smartphones for medical diagnosis. Apps that have already been developed and are in use include urine test kits and simple eye tests for developing countries. The… Read more »

Google’s AI surfs the “gamescape” to conquer game theory

Following on their victory in StarCraft II, Google’s DeepMind researchers lay out a plan to find diversity in players of games to get around the problems of hidden information in game theory. Their work points to a kind of “open-ended learning” that surpasses simple test-taking found in most machine learning. The miracle of AI in… Read more »

Need a date for valentines?

Sharing the Love of learning : Marginal gains in the physical environment Prof Stephen Heppell 14th February, 14.00-15.30 PG30a (Poole House, Room 30a) Talbot campus This is a free public event – please book here and share (20 spaces) Making learning spaces better is complex; there are many variables involved, but none of those variables… Read more »

Open Education: sharing 30,000 high resolution images using CCO…

Please note and share this excellent news widely… ++++ Greetings Open Education Friends:   Good news!   Creative Commons worked with the Cleveland Museum of Art to dedicate 30,000 high resolution images into the public domain using CC0. Site: http://www.clevelandart.org/open-access Article: https://www.cleveland.com/expo/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/01/fe82a74cbf1054/cleveland-museum-of-art-launches-nextgeneration-open-access-to-artworks-and-data-online-.html Blog: https://creativecommons.org/2019/01/23/cleveland-museum/ Tweets: https://twitter.com/creativecommons/status/1088079123963088896 https://twitter.com/ClevelandArt/status/1088081616059228161 Enjoy,   Cable   — Cable Green, PhD Director of Open Education… Read more »

UK data service: a one course on assessing the quality of data

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20 February 2019 London School of Economics   In this hands-on day course you will learn about the principles of, and tools for, assessing data quality and reviewing disclosure risk in numeric data sources. Data assessment is extremely useful whether it is for wishing to create high quality data for publishing, thereby supporting the transparency… Read more »

Workshop: Unit Delivery and Assessment Landscaping

This workshop will look at different delivery patterns, including multi-modal delivery, eg. Blended Learning, Flipped classroom, online and face-to-face. We will also look at the timetable, ILOs and the design of your unit. This workshop will explore Panopto, Audience response systems, eg. Mentimeter, Turning Point, Kahoot; social media, Padlet, Trello, WordPress and Slack Key Information… Read more »

TEL Community of Practice: Tuesday 26th Feb, 1pm, F104

The next  TEL Community of Practice meeting will be on Tuesday, 26th February at 1pm in F104.  Our discussion will be led by Learning Technologist, Vince Clark and the discussion will cover Chatbots and AI. Vince will take us through some of the basic definitions of AI and the Turing test, while showing us what… Read more »