Innovation

The BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit: leading the way at ALDinHE

Image of Prof Holley presenting

Anne Quinney, Ann Luce and Debbie Holley presented the BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit to a national audience in a workshop at the ALDinHE conference last week. Alongside their work, two keynotes set the tone for different aspects of life in Higher Education today. The link to the programme is here, and all slides, presentations… Read more »

CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE

Welcoming visitors to BU

Professor Raian Ali, Professor of Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics  hosted our visitors as they found out how gamification elements  and persuasive technologies can be used in education, and exchanged ideas and experiences around this topic in their host Faculty, Science and Technology. CEL were delighted to be part of their visit,… Read more »

VR Meditation: The Path To Next-Gen Health & Happiness

Stress has been dubbed the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and technology is often cited as one of the major contributors to the stressors of modern life. But, at the same time, tech is becoming part of the solution. In this article Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech from Forbes,… Read more »

5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption and How to Break Them Down

In this interesting article for VirtualiTeach, Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai schools, addresses the five main barriers to adopting virtual relaity in schools. I personally think that there are five key barriers to VR integration in schools. Five walls that are usually built from misconception, lack of understanding… Read more »

Building the University of the Future – Lego workshop

The Centre for Excellence is committed to inspiring creative approaches to learning and teaching. CEL has several boxes of lego that staff can borrow. Please contact  Curie Scott  We were delighted to host Professor Alison Smith (Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester) who facilitated two sessions . Here is a summary… Read more »

Regional event: Intro to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Bournemouth University hosted the South Coast Academic Regional Network (SCARN). SCARN enables PGCert leaders from various Universities around the region to discuss Education practice  and collaborate for conference and writing opportunities. SCARN meets 2-3 times a year and this event was hosted by Dr Curie Scott from CEL on Monday 18th March 2019. SCARN members… Read more »

JISC – Horizons report – emerging technologies and the mental health challenge

This report is split into two sections. The first section focuses on summarising the major strategic challenges the sector is facing, analysing the current state of the most relevant emerging technologies and then mapping where the emerging technologies could help with the strategic challenges. The second section consists of a horizon scan of mental health and wellbeing. In… 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 »

The VR revolution is already here – and it isn’t gaming.

An interesting article from TNW. VR and AR aren’t future techs: they’re right now technology. They’ve quietly transformed workforce education. Companies like Walmart and Verizon conduct employee training in VR. The military uses VR to prepare warriors for the battlefield, pilots for flight, and operators for remote deployment. It’s also a fantastic educational platform. Universities… Read more »