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 the creation of highly engaging experiences that offer learning opportunities that were previously not possible.

This event will showcase examples of practice taking place across different institutions, outlining the value that they are offering to learning and teaching.  Here is the programme:

1030 Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Farzana Latif, Digital Learning Manager, University of Sheffield
Virtual Reality in STEM teaching 
Samantha Chester, Loughborough University
KARE: An Augmented Reality app for Clinical Simulation
Luke Bracegirdle, Keele University
1200 Lunch
Engage and Educate with Virtual Reality: sharing our experiences of Virtual Avebury and VR Deteriorating Patient 
Heidi Singleton, Elizabeth Falconer, and Debbie Holley, Bournemouth University
1330 Parallel sessions

  • Students and Staff as creators of immersive experiences with our new GoBags, 
    Dan Axson, University of Sussex
  • Immersion on a Shoestring – Evaluation and Development of Immersive Environments on a Small Budget
    Tom Lovelock, Keele University
1400 Refreshments 
1430 Parallel sessions

  • Improving inclusivity in practical work using virtual tours
    Joseph Berry and Edwin Kyi, University of Birmingham
  • Creating and Deploying Immersive VR Learning Materials in Health, Education and Social Care
    Paul Driver, Anglia Ruskin University
1500 Parallel sessions

  • Can virtual reality ward round experience help to improve medical students’ clinical confidence and documentation accuracy? 
    Mohammed Nasif Mahmood, Terese Bird and Vanessa Rodwell, University of Leicester
  • Learning Design for VR
    David Vince, The Open University and Lawrence Kizilkaya
1530 Final remarks
Farzana Latif, Digital Learning Manager, University of Sheffield
1600 Close


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