VR

A Wicked Challenge

Education is changing – but what does this look like in practice? What does the future of learning hold for students? At Bournemouth University we are responding to research that considers how teachers of the future will work with their classes. Drawing upon examples from fields as diverse as archaeology and nursing, Professor Debbie Holley, Professor Liz… 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 »

UCISA 2018 Immersive Environments Conference

UCISA 2018 Immersive Environments Conference Heidi Singleton, Elizabeth Falconer and Debbie Holley presented “Engage and Engage and Educate with Virtual Reality: sharing our experiences of Virtual Avebury and VR Deteriorating Patient” at the UCISA conference this week and the presentation sparked quite a bit of interest.   https://ucisa.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/713f32b50a5045a580119b2df9056f7e1d?catalog=f5dd3e61c6b54f2fb4bfa3cf2199894f21&playFrom=9199&autoStart=true   We had the privilege of learning… Read more »

Using digital technology in rehabilitation and home settings-Cardiff University

Researchers at Cardiff University have been developing VR home rehabilitation for knee pain. Their idea is to find innovative solutions to delivering even better quality of healthcare and outcomes for patients with knee pain.  One approach is the use of virtual reality, which makes it possible to assess patients in an interactive safe environment which can be changed in… 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality for Dementia Care- A BU Special Interest Group Working Event

A VR/AR special interest group met this morning to explore the use of various technologies in relation to potential use for the care of Dementia patients.  The meeting was chaired by Sue Thomas (Visiting Fellow) and included two members of staff from Richmondwood Residential Care Home (Johnny and Lucy Glazer).   Liz Falconer and David… Read more »