Posts By: John Moran

Virtual reality Student experience

The students loved their VR experience, with one feeding back: “Interactive, inspirational, emotional, eye opening, immersive.” Students from our mental health pathway returning today for a Recall day to reflect on their practice with their lecturer Josie Tuck, were somewhat surprised to find our tech team (John Moran and Dave Hunt from FLIE) and Debbie… Read more »

FHSS/HEE Inter-faculty Simulation Research Day Supported by FLIE


The Faculty of Health Sciences and Health Education England ran an inter-faculty Simulation Research Day in January, an exciting event that was rolled out with the support of FLIE staff and had 4 clear goals: To build awareness and showcase Faculty HEE simulation projects To develop external networks with key partners  To run a bespoke… Read more »

FLIE staff present at ‘Pedagogy and Practice when teaching and learning online’ national webinar

Colleagues, The University of Kent run a nationally influential Digital Education Webinar series, and its founder, Dr Phil Anthony of the University’s E-Learning Team was awarded the title of Learning Technologist of the Year 2021 by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). This prestigious international prize, judged by an expert panel including leading scholars in digital education, recognises excellent practice and… Read more »

FHSS Simulation showcase

FHSS simulation event

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences has secured Health Education England funding and, led by Dr Ursula Rolfe, started to develop some simulation pilots. A faculty simulation event on 9th December encouraged staff to drop in, view the technologies used by the Clinical team, and the simulation pilots run by Social work and Nursing… Read more »

How to develop a virtual reality 360-degree film

Interest in immersive technologies is growing at a rapid rate, even more so following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, HEE formed a Special Interest Group on immersive technologies, with the aim of delivering a framework for delivery, as well as additional elements of the simulation in health and care toolkit, to which this guidance… Read more »

Digitally enhanced education webinars

Digitally enhanced education webinars The University of Kent run a very well attended webinar series (Debbie and I presented to 1,100 online participants!) about the work we all did ‘moving learning online’ in a hurry. We were joined by some inspirational speakers talking about a whole range of’ ‘digi’ topics. For us, a great resource… Read more »

Colleagues Please find below the link to an article ‘hot off the press’ published last week in Education Technology Insights Magazine: Special Edition on EdTech. This magazine is a comprehensive news platform that lobbies and seeks to influence educational institutions in terms of articulating, through ‘learning -from-peers’ the benefits of  speeding up technological take-up for teaching and… Read more »