Higher Education

What did 2nd Year Nurses Think about the VR Diabetes Simulator?

Initial Qualitative Feedback about VR diabetes trialed with 2nd Year Nursing Students at BU: It was trialed in comparison to a paper case study version.  There were many positive comments and also some comments that will help educators plan how to use VR with large cohorts in their teaching sessions.   Positive Comments: “It gives a… Read more »

AI- Empathy and Human Interaction. What are the implications for educators?

On Radio 4 this morning Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discussed AI with some of the world’s leading thinkers.   The programme started by highlighting the amazing advantages that AI can bring to the human race. For example, AI will enable cheap and fast diagnosis of medical conditions.  They already have an algorithm that can diagnose 40… Read more »

Interesting Articles: VR uses, the human connection and 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs

Here is a collection of interesting articles picked up this week.   The 2018 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs Whether they are administrators or IT gurus, these bloggers know the ins and outs of how technology is reshaping education. Click here for the full article.   Fostering Human Connection for Meaningful… Read more »

ISSOTL 2018 Call for Proposals

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ========== Call for Proposals (pdf) The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning invites you to join its 15th annual conference, which will be hosted in Bergen, Norway, from October 24 to 27, 2018. International scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to… Read more »

Call for submission of papers

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ============== Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA), Vol. 6 (2018): “Space, language and identity politics in 21st century higher education” Guest editor: Philippa Tumubweinee As a way of introducing the theme to be tackled in a 2018 guest-edited issue of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, it is… Read more »

Planning on applying for HEA Fellowship in 2018?

If you’re planning on applying for HEA Fellowship in 2018 then we highly recommend you attend one of the upcoming series of sessions to be run by Dr Martyn Polkinghorne and Dr Hywel Dix. The interactive one hour sessions are designed for colleagues interested in applying for Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow and will introduce… Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

Generation TEF: Teaching in spotlight – presentation on BME students, their travels and thoughts for HEI policy

“…If the college don’t push it forward, how are people going to get to know each other, you just don’t…” Helen Pokorny (University of Westminster, Debbie Holley, Bournemouth University and Suzanne Kane, Salford University “…If the college don’t push it forward, how are people going to get to know each other, you just don’t…” from… Read more »

Transforming learning through student research

Dear colleagues, a new article “Transforming learning through student research” has just been published and you may find it useful. Here is an excerpt from it: “Given the huge potential for research of all types to enhance learning outcomes, higher education can benefit from integrating student research activities into curricula at all levels across all domains…. Read more »

Educational game development: ‘Duty calls’

By Peter Phillips CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update We were awarded money through the CEL innovation award to develop a prototype board game for student paramedics called Duty Calls. This game is a fun way for student paramedics to learn about the issues of professionalism and their responsibilities as aspiring healthcare professionals. Duty Calls has… Read more »