Posts By: Mike Mallia

Microsoft Bookings app drop-in sessions

Have you seen the new Microsoft Bookings app, or using it already and need help with customising appointments? FLIE are running two online drop-ins dedicated to enquiries around the Bookings app. Join us via Zoom as we run through the set up and answer any questions you may have. Thursday 11th November @1000hrs https://bournemouth-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89925764065?pwd=aEhtV0VuRTZRbnpBL2E3OUtUTUpOZz09 Friday… Read more »

New Assignment Marking Experience in Brightspace

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On 27 August we are releasing an update to the assignment experience which brings several improvements to the tool, including a cleaner layout of the marking screen. This will apply for the the marking of large/multiple file submissions and for feedback on presentations, practicals and portfolios etc… There will be no changes to marking or… Read more »

Using Rubrics for effective marking and feedback

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What is a rubric?  Rubrics are used to evaluate an assignment or activity based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that assignments are evaluated fairly and consistently.  Essentially, a rubric provides marking guidelines to use to evaluate a piece of student’s work​.  It can also further support learning by providing students with feedback and feedforward comments where improvements can been made.  Have you… 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 »

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 »

Virtual reality workplace videos let students experience potential careers onsite

High school students preparing to take the next step into the real world got some help finding their desired career pathway Wednesday with a new tool that’ll bring the real world to them through their smartphones. Workforce WindsorEssex debuted four new virtual reality tours that take viewers into the workplace providing an excellent sense of… Read more »

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality And Retailers

Retail today looks completely different than it did five years ago, and five years from now it will look completely different than it does today. Technology is advancing at a pace that requires retailers to not just keep pace with these changes, but stay ahead of the adoption curve in order to remain competitive and… Read more »