BU Learning Technologists run Tech Futures workshop for the SCHOMS conference 2019

SCHOMS Annual Conference 2019

SCHOMS is the professional body for Senior Managers working within UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education and its members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, technological, media and institutional development and support services. They give strategic direction to support technological trends and promote excellence in teaching and learning practices and their environments. This year Bournemouth University hosted their three day conference, 25-27 June.

As part of the conference, BU Learning Technologists, working with Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Education Impact evaluation expert  Dr Ben Goldsmith  delivered a workshop entitled Tech futures: Innovating pedagogy

Bournemouth University has already hosted its first holographic lecture, presented by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz; is building an immersive suite; and is exploring technobooths of the future  – but what technologies are there that are pedagogically sound,  low cost, and can be delivered at scale? This interactive workshop introduced participants to emergent technologies that  reflected the recent Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report on new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world. It invited attendees to become active participants in productive innovation, and invited them to consider how they would meet the challenges of embedded these into daily teaching and learning.

Our workshop offered participants, working in teams, the opportunity to consider a one-minute ‘pitch’ about a technology of their choice, and to use Chroma key and green screen technology to select a background, prepare a narrative and to film, before having all the table presentations shared and judged for a prize.

The LT team had prepared interactive materials using 360 video and the software to illustrate the affordances and interactivity a greenscreen could offer educators.

and on the day:

The synergy classroom at BU



Workshop facilitators:

Photo of workshop facilitators

The Green team


From l-r Dr Ben Goldsmith, researcher and Impact Lead; Dr Dave Fevyer, Innovation & Technology Manager; TEL Innovation & Development Service;   Stephen Pyne, Learning Technologists, Dave Hunt, Learning Technologist,  Tracey Webb, Learning Technologist,and Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation. Thanks  Dr Ann Luce,  Principal Academic and Theme Leader for Technology Enhanced Learning for her work.


The winning team!

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