Monthly Archives: March 2020

Guidance for conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace

FLIE continues its service to enable a personalised and inclusive curriculum for students. This following guidance has been compiled to support staff in the use of Brightspace to better support their students in their learning where limitations are posed to our standard on-campus delivery. Conducting teaching and learning remotely using Brightspace Online resources Online guidance… Read more »

Designing assessments: some key points from the Principles of Assessment Design (6c) Policy document

At this time of year programme teams may be planning assessments for the next academic year. To support this activity here are some of the key points from 6c. For the academic year 2020-21 all levels 4 and 5(undergraduate), and level 7(postgraduate) level assignments will need to align with 6c. Key points in the policy,… Read more »

Are you looking for ideas or advice for planning assessments?

Some new resources have been added to the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit that you may find helpful when planning assessments for the next academic year. (1) The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives. https://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/10/PUGHcompendiumcomplete.pdf (2) JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment –… Read more »

Apple’s AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

A new Apple patent describes a system of registering when a user is or is not touching a real object in a virtual space, and doing so with depth measurement from fingertips and calculated from camera angles. Future Augmented and Virtual Reality systems and updates to ARKit from Apple could display virtual objects alongside real ones, and… Read more »

Precision OS replaces cadavers for surgical spine training at the Global Spine Congress

An immersive medical education software company is applying its medical-grade virtual reality platform to train surgeons. Precision OS Technology will partner with the Global Spine Congress in Rio De Janeiro May 20-23 to co-host the first-ever cadaver-less training and education course for spine surgery. The focus of Precision OS is training and education geared for all levels of surgeons… Read more »

Are you looking for ideas or advice for planning assessments?

Some new resources have been added to the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit that you may find helpful when planning assessments for the next academic year. The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives. https://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/10/PUGHcompendiumcomplete.pdf JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment – setting out… Read more »

Virtual Reality CDA In Idaho Is A Virtual Reality Arcade That Will Take You To A Whole Other Dimension

It’s been truly amazing to see how video game technology has progressed over the years. We’ve definitely come a far way from coin-operated machines in arcades and crude 16-bit graphics! The fairly recent arrival of virtual reality has ushered in a whole new wave of video game experiences, and you can try it out for… Read more »

How To Practice ‘Safe Techs’: Practical Virtual & Augmented Reality Hygiene Advice

Forbes article from Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech. The coronavirus outbreak has put everyone on a hygiene alert. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined basic protective measures: Wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and practice good respiratory hygiene. But what are the best practices if you are sharing immersive… Read more »