Posts By: Heidi Singleton

Measuring Progress VS Learning- lessons from the school classroom.

Reading about the Wonkfest earlier this week reminded me of the constant search for methods to “measure” “learning”. Robert Bjork says that learning and performance are distinct.  Performance is measurable but learning must be inferred from performance. Performance is easily observable whereas learning is not. Frequently, learning occurs but short term performance doesn’t, and visa versa!… Read more »

Using digital technology in rehabilitation and home settings-Cardiff University

Researchers at Cardiff University have been developing VR home rehabilitation for knee pain. Their idea is to find innovative solutions to delivering even better quality of healthcare and outcomes for patients with knee pain.  One approach is the use of virtual reality, which makes it possible to assess patients in an interactive safe environment which can be changed in… Read more »

VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING SPACES- At Keele Univeristy

Keele Univeristy have developed a new ‘Health Cinema’ for use on its programmes. This is a large screen, visualisation facility located in our 133-seat lecture theatre. The cinema-grade projection system can use both 2D and 3D to display content such as virtual anatomy or molecular visualisation.   They also have VIRTUAL PATIENT WEB-BASED LEARNING Their… Read more »

VirtualiTeach-100 Voices Project.

Steve Bambury (Twitter: @steve_bambury) Is working on a 100 Voices of AR/VR project.   If you would like to submit 100 words for his project, here are the guidelines: The 100 Voices Project He is closing in on his 100th article here on VirtualiTeach and he would like to put something really unique together to… Read more »

Still time to sign up to attend the UCISA Immersive Environments Conference in Birmingham (5th December)

Immersive experiences can transport learners to different environments and augment learning within their current surroundings. The cost to create and interact with these experiences previously meant that these methods of learning and teaching had been limited to those with ample resources. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are enabling… Read more »

Interested in using Immersive Learning strategies with your students?

360 Degree Video can be a simple and effective way to start.  The CEL team have a 360 Degree camera that will enable the user to take 360 degree footage for your teaching and learning material.   Here are a few ideas: A virtual orientation to a shared facility “Where are we now”, “what is… Read more »

Get started with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iops8LTAyJI (Layering information on top of the physical world)   Simple apps for you phone or ipad: Try downloading some simple AR apps to your phone.  One such example is:   Augment Education Augment is an AR tool specializing in AR presentations, modeling projects, and 3D design. Using Augment, students can build… Read more »

Cake and Collaborate VR style

Great to see so many BU staff members from across a range of faculties at our Macmillan Coffee morning earlier today.   Staff enjoyed using our Oculus Go: VR Avebury: And VR Diabetes: Many new collaborations and conversations were ignited.   We will get back to you with how much money was raised for the… Read more »

The latest edition of Journal of Promotional Communication

The latest edition of Journal of Promotional Communication focusses on Relationship Marketing.   Follow this link: ttp://www.promotionalcommunications.org/index.php/pc/issue/view/18 Congratulations to the following colleagues who had work published: Sophia Carolina, James Harrison Francesca Wright Izzy Steer Laura Dodd Justin Baker Isabella Constantine Chris Bowditch Simrit Gill Iona Kelly and Megan Scott