Monthly Archives: June 2019

Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

SLTCC 2019 was held on Friday 21st June 2019 at Solent University’s Spark building Southampton and this year’s themes focused on Research informed teaching, Engagement and achievement, Technology enhanced learning (TEL), Authentic assessment and feedback and Inclusive practice. Following a welcome by Solent Vice Chancellor Prof Graham Baldwin and an introduction by Pro Vice Chancellor… Read more »

The Fall and Rise of VR:

Fortune.com article by Aric Jenkins. The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real. Virtual reality has been the next new thing for five years and counting. Clunky headsets, a dearth of content, and lack of consumer interest have caused VR to stall. Can this much-hyped technology finally catch on? Read the full article HERE.

UK Data Service Data Skills Modules: free to use

Cite the data

Apologies for cross posting – great resources for staff and students here: Our online, easy-to-use, and interactive Data Skills Modules introduce three forms of data to non-experts. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key skills they need to make full use of our rich data resources. They are aimed at anyone who… Read more »

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »

Top 5 Higher Education Technology Trends For 2019

Like other aspects of life, the field of education has been transformed by the changes brought about by the digital era. Over the past couple of decades, new technologies have been used to deliver educational materials, analyse learners’ performance, and design new learning for methods. At the same time, online and blended learning modalities have… Read more »

The Future of Edtech Conference 2019

What is new and happening in Edtech? The Future of Edtech Conference runs annually as part of London Tech Week, and this year the topic was Transforming Higher Education, with their strapline of “Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University”. I was invited to contribute to a panel,… Read more »

2019 VC Staff Awards nominations

You may have seen via the staff intranet or John Vinney’s recent all staff email but the 2019 VC Staff Awards nomination period is now open and will close at midnight on Friday 12th July. As you might know, we made several changes to the Awards last year but this year things will be remaining… Read more »

‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ Symposium – Achieving Balance in Project Management Education

This is a joint event between BU and Boston University, and will consider some of the new ideas and concepts being used to teach Project Management. The event will be held @ 2-5pm on 1st July 2019 and will be both a ‘physical’ event on BU’s Talbot Campus, and also ‘virtual’ presentations live streamed between… Read more »

Report on the JISC Change Agents Network Conference CAN 2019 (29-30 May)

Apologies for cross posting – JISC annual Change Agents Network conference – lots of ideas and resources to share == from JISCs blog== An inspirational two days at CAN 2019 (29-30 May) By Clare Killen June 11, 2019 Uncategorized Hosted by the Open University in their 50th anniversary year and with the theme of the… Read more »

5 common myths about virtual reality

… and why they aren’t true People have many different ideas about virtual reality, but not all of those conceptions are based in reality. Techopedia looks at the fact and fiction of VR and its potential across a broad range of different industries, highlighting 5 common myths: Myth 1: VR is a modern technology that… Read more »