Monthly Archives: February 2019

Qlone App for iPads and iPhones

Qlone scan dome

After seeing a demonstration of this App at the BETT in January, I thought this would warrant further investigation. The Qlone (pronounced Clone) App for iPads and iPhones from EyeCue turns the device’s camera into a 3D scanner. The App is free to download and use but has in App purchases for some formats when… Read more »

Well-Being in the Workplace

BU EdD student and PDA, Vianna Renaud, has just been appointed to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Workplace Executive Committee (https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-divisions/bacp-workplace/). This aligns with her doctoral research which aims to explore and develop ways of improving student confidence and overall well-being through a peer-to-peer employability coaching and mentoring programme. Vianna comments: “Whilst… Read more »

Private messages are the NEW (OLD) Social Network

FACEBOOK IS ONTO us. It’s onto me, anyway. I am merely one anecdata point among billions, but I’m sure I’m not the only Facebook user who has found herself shying away from the very public, often performative, and even tiring habit of posting regular updates to Facebook and Instagram. Over the past year I’ve found myself thinking not… Read more »

What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient?

What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient? Here is just a brief summary report before I conduct thematic analysis (this is part of a wider piece of work involving an RCT of use of VR in the school of Nursing at BU).   Participants: 193 students have completed the pre-test so… Read more »

Which category of HEA Fellowship is right for you?

An online Fellowship Category tool has been designed by AdvanceHE to assist you in selecting the category of Fellowship that is the closest match to your current practice. The tool consists of a set of statements that are aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) and its different Descriptors and Dimensions. This self-analysis tool will… 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 »

Prof Liz Falconer and PhD Student Heidi Singleton contribute to 100 voices of AR/VR in Education project

100 Voices of AR and VR in Education (2018 Nov)   Here are just four of the 100 voices contributions:    My Higher Education colleagues are researchers and educators. Some are gamers. With the exception of those in relevant disciplines (Computer Science, Engineering, Arts) few of the others have worn a VR headset, much less… Read more »

BETT 2019 Day Three

Bett is the industry show for education technology, bringing together 850+ companies, 100+ edtech start-ups and more than 34,000 attendees. Hosted at the Excel in London, Stephen Pyne and Tracey Webb took the opportunity to visit on 25 January. Tablet Academy  – Escape room   Fighting the queues, we managed to secure ourselves a slot in… Read more »