Technology

How the smartphone is being developed into a medical grade diagnostic tool

Huge computational power, a high-resolution screen, excellent cameras, and connected and available worldwide – all these capabilities are the reason companies and researchers worldwide are exploring the potential of smartphones for medical diagnosis. Apps that have already been developed and are in use include urine test kits and simple eye tests for developing countries. The… Read more »

BETT 2019 Day Three

Bett is the industry show for education technology, bringing together 850+ companies, 100+ edtech start-ups and more than 34,000 attendees. Hosted at the Excel in London, Stephen Pyne and Tracey Webb took the opportunity to visit on 25 January. Tablet Academy  – Escape room   Fighting the queues, we managed to secure ourselves a slot in… Read more »

Wearable medical tech developments in 2019

Wearable tech or ‘Wearables’ are already replacing traditional drugs and therapies and in 2019 it is predicted their impact will go further still, from helping patients with Parkinsons with their motor movements to specialist glasses for children with ADD/ADHD. See the full article by Pattie Maes, Professor of Media Technology at MIT Media Lab here

Open Access Book: Teaching and Technology

===Apologies for cross posting=== I am just writing to let you know about my new book publication with The University of Westminster Press which will be of particular interest to anyone working in Higher Education and teacher development. Essentially this is a story of teacher development in the context of a language centre in the… Read more »

Broadband Commission: Working Group on Education/ Digital Skills for life and work

From the executive summary: A continuum of ‘digital skills’ Digital technologies now underpin effective participation in key areas of life and work. In addition to technology access, the skills and competencies needed to make use of digital technology and benefit from its growing power and functionality have never been more essential. … Countries are increasingly seeking… Read more »

NVivo workshop and surgery – 4 November

As part of the Graduate School’s Research Development Programme 2016/17, Jacqueline Priego from CEL will be delivering an NVivo workshop. Details below: Date: 4 November 2016 Time: 9.00-11.00 Venue: S103 Bookings via myBU * Audience: This workshop is suitable for PGRs with some knowledge of qualitative analysis approaches. Intended learning outcomes. By the end of… Read more »

CELebrate Workshop: The challenges and rewards of teaching qualitative analysis using CAQDAS

I delivered this workshop as part of #CELebrate2016, with three main objectives. First, to acquaint participants with the principles of using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) for qualitative analysis; second, to discuss the rewards that come with introducing students to the potential uses of CAQDAS while they are learning qualitative analysis techniques; and… Read more »

Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in ‘classroom’ settings

Professor Jane Seale of the University of Exeter gave a fascinating keynote presentation at the recently concluded CELebrate 2016 at Bournemouth University. Her address centred on the theme Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in ‘classroom’ settings.  The presentation drew on a conceptual framework build on Practice; Voice and Digital Inclusion to depict… Read more »

Forum members at CELebrate2016 brainstormed on technology as a tool for inclusion

Following Professor Jane Searle’s excellent keynote address on “technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in classroom settings” at CELebrate2016, a discussion forum facilitated by the speaker provided an opportunity for participants to appraise how well BU was maximising technology to foster a more inclusive community of learners. The discussion revolved around two… Read more »