Research

Predatory Journals

Have you ever been approached by agents or publishers offering to publish your work? If the contact was not initiated by you, there is a possibility that they are representing a predatory journal. Predatory journals are those which charge fees without proper editorial and publishing services. In order to help you Library and Learning Support… Read more »

The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own

Research productivity—the number of researchers it takes to produce a given result—is declining annually. Could AI make research faster and more productive, reviving areas that have become too expensive for businesses to pursue? This MIT Technology Review article looks at the way AI is reinventing the way we invent, the predictions for machine learning and… 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 »

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 »

Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.

You are invited to a free seminar hosted by the Psychology Dept at Bournemouth University. Dr Patrick Rosenkranz from Newcastle University will be speaking about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning. The talk will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 3-4pm At Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Room F205 (Fusion Building), Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB.  … Read more »

Mind the gap: Exploring students experiences of their transition from school to university

Socio-emotional intelligence within Higher Education is Dr Camila Devis-Rozental’s area of expertise. Within her research she identified that the university environment, its organisation and staff have an impact on the development of students’ SEI. Since transitions are difficult and can affect students’ sense of self, confidence and motivation, this symposium aimed at university staff explores the… Read more »

Call for papers for World Renewable Energy Congress by 15 May 2018

Final Call for Abstracts – World Renewable Energy Congress 2018 Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018 Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE Price: Please see conference flyer for prices Register your attendance by email > Kingston University is hosting this year’s World Renewable Energy Congress at Penrhyn… Read more »

Vote for Carnival U

If you’re a regular reader of the CEL blog, you’ve already heard of the CEL learning and teaching project Carnival U. It  comprises 10 students who are co-creating a Carnival University, which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018, under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Ferdinand. You may not know that Carnival U have entered their CEL  project which… Read more »

Using Fieldscapes as an authoring tool for creating immersive learning

Dr Liz Falconer, Denyse King (Midwifery Lecturer) and David Hunt met with Nash Mbaya and David Burden from Daden Limited today; to continue their collaborative development of a Virtual Maternity Urinalysis Clinic using ‘Fieldscapes’.  The meeting was part of the Collaborative Alternative Augmented Reality Series (CAARS)- a project that is creating a 3D virtual environment… Read more »

New book by CEL’s Dr. Jenny Hall

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Hall in the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) who published a new book this month Spirituality and Childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life.  The book is published by Routledge (which is part of the Taylor & Frances Group) and co-edited by Professor Susan Crowther, at The Robert Gordon University… Read more »