Posts By: Heidi Singleton

Get started with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iops8LTAyJI (Layering information on top of the physical world)   Simple apps for you phone or ipad: Try downloading some simple AR apps to your phone.  One such example is:   Augment Education Augment is an AR tool specializing in AR presentations, modeling projects, and 3D design. Using Augment, students can build… Read more »

Cake and Collaborate VR style

Great to see so many BU staff members from across a range of faculties at our Macmillan Coffee morning earlier today.   Staff enjoyed using our Oculus Go: VR Avebury: And VR Diabetes: Many new collaborations and conversations were ignited.   We will get back to you with how much money was raised for the… Read more »

The latest edition of Journal of Promotional Communication

The latest edition of Journal of Promotional Communication focusses on Relationship Marketing.   Follow this link: ttp://www.promotionalcommunications.org/index.php/pc/issue/view/18 Congratulations to the following colleagues who had work published: Sophia Carolina, James Harrison Francesca Wright Izzy Steer Laura Dodd Justin Baker Isabella Constantine Chris Bowditch Simrit Gill Iona Kelly and Megan Scott

What did 2nd Year Nurses Think about the VR Diabetes Simulator?

Initial Qualitative Feedback about VR diabetes trialed with 2nd Year Nursing Students at BU: It was trialed in comparison to a paper case study version.  There were many positive comments and also some comments that will help educators plan how to use VR with large cohorts in their teaching sessions.   Positive Comments: “It gives a… Read more »

Immersive Environments Event- 5th December in Birmingham

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… Read more »

Using VR with large cohorts in traditional lecture theatres. VR Diabetes Project- Brief Update

Our new Virtual Reality App has been built and is in the final stages of editing.  It was created in liaison with two diabetic nurse specialists (Dr Janet James- HSS BU and Simone Penfold- Royal Bournemouth Hospital). Daden expertly programmed the software for the app and are providing a package of training and support.    … Read more »

AI- Empathy and Human Interaction. What are the implications for educators?

On Radio 4 this morning Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discussed AI with some of the world’s leading thinkers.   The programme started by highlighting the amazing advantages that AI can bring to the human race. For example, AI will enable cheap and fast diagnosis of medical conditions.  They already have an algorithm that can diagnose 40… Read more »

Anyone Can Teach Series- Part 4- Verbal Feedback.

Welcome back to our “Anyone Can Teach” basic teaching ideas series. This week’s advice comes from Dr Andrew Main. He is a Learning Impact Leader with CEL and local School Governor on behalf of BU.   Tip of the Day: When asked for his top teaching tip, he stressed the importance of using verbal feedback… Read more »

Facilitating with Lego… put in to practice- By Louise Ward

I attended Susanne and Curie’s ‘Facilitating with Lego’ workshop in early June and found it really insightful. There are lots of ways it can be used. It’s great for team building events but could also be used for personal development.  The workshop gave some really good hints and tips of using Lego in group settings… Read more »