Virtual reality

The Fall and Rise of VR:

Fortune.com article by Aric Jenkins. The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real. Virtual reality has been the next new thing for five years and counting. Clunky headsets, a dearth of content, and lack of consumer interest have caused VR to stall. Can this much-hyped technology finally catch on? Read the full article HERE.

5 common myths about virtual reality

… and why they aren’t true People have many different ideas about virtual reality, but not all of those conceptions are based in reality. Techopedia looks at the fact and fiction of VR and its potential across a broad range of different industries, highlighting 5 common myths: Myth 1: VR is a modern technology that… Read more »

Ministries of magic: now we can all be tech wizards

As augmented and virtual reality is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable, why not consider adding a little magic to teaching and learning? With 360 degree video capture, you can create your own immersive experiences using just a camera, a mobile phone, some free software and a £5 cardboard headset. JISC Blog article by Martin Hamilton…. Read more »

Changing practices: why culture matters

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, HSS The Instytut Pedagogiki (Institute of Pedagogy), part  of Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, is a centre of excellent practice in teaching and developing trainee teachers based in Lublin, Poland. Students undertake a three year undergraduate programme of study, followed by a two year Masters specialisation. The Scientific… 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 »

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 »