Posts By: Heidi Singleton

What did Learning Technologists think of using Virtual Reality with Nursing Students?

This academic year, three CEL Learning Technologists (LTs) have supported four Virtual Reality Deteriorating Patient sessions with Second Year Adult and Mental Health Nursing Students at BU.  Two further LTs were invited to join in with the sessions so that they could learn how to support similar teaching and learning activities in the future (to… 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 »

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?

Universities and schools must take action to reduce the crippling workload that teachers and academics are facing.  This issue has once again been highlighted this week by the BBC, regrettably with a story about a widow who blames her husband’s HE marking workload for his tragic suicide.  Follow this link to read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47296631  … Read more »

A Wicked Challenge

Education is changing – but what does this look like in practice? What does the future of learning hold for students? At Bournemouth University we are responding to research that considers how teachers of the future will work with their classes. Drawing upon examples from fields as diverse as archaeology and nursing, Professor Debbie Holley, Professor Liz… 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 »

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 »

Some Inspiration for 2019

  As the job market becomes more competitive and technology advances, the definition of a “good education” is continually evolving. Some universities have adapted rapidly to the change and are preparing students for the jobs of the future. Artificial intelligence, new media, engineering, bioscience, and even food innovation are now offered at these innovative universities…. Read more »