Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 360° images or video are becoming more and more prevalent, but what are these technologies and how can they be used in education? While there are other systems and tools available to aid your teaching practice, here is an overview of some of the options we are currently… Read more » about Basic Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality Immersive Technologies.
Monthly Archives: June 2016
On Saturday June 25, the Panopto video service will be offline from 8:00pm to 11:00pm GMT whilst it is upgraded. The upgrade will remove reliance on the Silverlight browser plug in. This means that Panopto recordings can be edited online in any browser (rather than just Firefox). During the upgrade you will not be able… Read more » about Panopto video service upgrade – 25/06/16 8:00pm to 11:00pm
A few weeks ago, the Careers and Employability Service delivered a well received, thought-provoking, seminar for CEL focusing on the topic of employability and career guidance. Participants were asked to consider how their own careers have evolved and whether or not they had received advice and guidance along the way. It seemed for most, their… Read more » about Careers and Employability CEL Seminar
This Fusion project has taken a while to get going but we are now starting to deliver training to staff. Students have been helping staff across a range of topics including social media, Microsoft Office and the use of PCs, Macs and smart devices. Several sessions are booked in the coming weeks and we have… Read more » about Students as trainers of staff
In May we asked what you would want from an audience or student response system. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to Sue Callard or via the short feedback form. We are accepting feedback and suggestions until the end of June so if you have any views on these systems that we need to… Read more » about Audience response systems – a further update
The newly revised Generic Assessment Criteria (6F – Generic Assessment Criteria: Procedure) were published on 14th June. The criteria have been reviewed by a CEL-led working group, with representatives from Faculties, SUBU and ADQ, and incorporate several important improvements. To support the principle of assessment for learning, feedforward statements have been incorporated to underpin future… Read more » about Generic Assessment Criteria – newly revised
Colleagues – apologies for cross posting =================== The University of Southampton is very pleased to welcome Professor David Boud of Deakin University, Australia, who will be delivering a keynote on ‘Ensuring assessment has a high impact on learning‘ on Wednesday 7 September, 12.30-13.20. We would be delighted if colleagues involved with learning and teaching within your university would like… Read more » about Invitation: Professor David Boud of Deakin University, Australia, keynote on ‘Ensuring assessment has a high impact on learning’ on Wednesday 7 September, 12.30-13.20.
There is now less than a week to go until our Interdisciplinary Research HE Sector Day on 21st June 2016. This event, which is free and open to academics and research support staff throughout the UK is dedicated to exploring the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary research. Places are limited, so book now via Eventbrite…. Read more » about Last chance to book! Interdisciplinary Research HE Sector Day on 21st June 2016
Dr Nasiru Taura, Dr Elvira Bolat & Joseph Reddie provide update on a project sponsored by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund for the academic year 2015/2016: “Our project responds to repeated calls from experts to create a simulated virtual business failure experience – for teaching entrepreneurship and related courses. We achieved this, through collaboration between the Faculties of… Read more » about Failing forward – Virtual Simulation Game
Dear colleagues, We are looking for researchers from across BU to take part in the BU Research Staff Association (RSA) Festival of Learning event ‘RSA – Research with impact’ on 28th June 2016 between 4 -7 pm. We have been allocated funds to enable you print a poster or showcase your research in some innovative… Read more » about Take part in our public engagement event