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Google News Lab visiting speaker Vincent Ryan

Vincent Ryan presented this lecture on Friday 2nd November.  It was organised by Miriam Phillips, Lecturer in Journalism and NCTJ Coordinator for the School of Journalism, English & Communication, and although primarily for Journalism students, spare tickets were offered to other staff and students.  This is the second time the Google News Lab team (now… Read more »

VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING SPACES- At Keele Univeristy

Keele Univeristy have developed a new ‘Health Cinema’ for use on its programmes. This is a large screen, visualisation facility located in our 133-seat lecture theatre. The cinema-grade projection system can use both 2D and 3D to display content such as virtual anatomy or molecular visualisation.   They also have VIRTUAL PATIENT WEB-BASED LEARNING Their… Read more »

Still time to sign up to attend the UCISA Immersive Environments Conference in Birmingham (5th December)

Immersive experiences can transport learners to different environments and augment learning within their current surroundings. The cost to create and interact with these experiences previously meant that these methods of learning and teaching had been limited to those with ample resources. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are enabling… Read more »

Interested in using Immersive Learning strategies with your students?

360 Degree Video can be a simple and effective way to start.  The CEL team have a 360 Degree camera that will enable the user to take 360 degree footage for your teaching and learning material.   Here are a few ideas: A virtual orientation to a shared facility “Where are we now”, “what is… Read more »

Get started with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iops8LTAyJI (Layering information on top of the physical world)   Simple apps for you phone or ipad: Try downloading some simple AR apps to your phone.  One such example is:   Augment Education Augment is an AR tool specializing in AR presentations, modeling projects, and 3D design. Using Augment, students can build… Read more »

Cake and Collaborate VR style

Great to see so many BU staff members from across a range of faculties at our Macmillan Coffee morning earlier today.   Staff enjoyed using our Oculus Go: VR Avebury: And VR Diabetes: Many new collaborations and conversations were ignited.   We will get back to you with how much money was raised for the… 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 »

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »

Amazed participants at BUFOL18 CEL event- AR/VR for Education

It was fantastic to witness the marvellous reactions from members of the public who attended our Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR) for Education event.   Children were amazed to see a Gorilla come to life when scanning an AR trigger point using HP Reveal.   Some of the best reactions of the day were from the little… Read more »

Brightspace & Learning Technology Update June 2018

It’s been another busy month for Brightspace and Learning Technology.  Highlights include: CELebrate 2018 incorporating a wide range of events and workshops such as the Brightspace showcase on large group teaching by our very own Learning Technologists and TEL Development team, helpful tips on large group teaching from Academic Learning Designer, David Biggins, a visit from Barry Dahl, teaching & learning… Read more »