Posts By: spyne

Brightspace Quiz Tool – lunchtime drop-in session

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Quizzes are a great way to engage students, find out where students need further support, and provide an effective mechanism to provide feedback and feedforward to students. In addition, quizzes can be a really useful tool for providing both formative and summative assessments. Online quizzes consist of a series of questions which are completed online… Read more » about Brightspace Quiz Tool – lunchtime drop-in session

Reviewing assessment and feedback practices – resources

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As educators and innovators, we are always looking for new and interesting ways of harnessing pedagogically sound technologies to support our assessment and feedback activities.  Reviewing the methods in which you assess your students can help to keep your unit delivery fresh and engaging, rewarding both yourself and your students with an enriched teaching and… Read more » about Reviewing assessment and feedback practices – resources

Using Brightspace Checklists

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Have you used the Checklist tool yet? Checklists are a great tool for unit orientation, scaffolding learning and keeping students on track with larger projects. On Tuesday 14th February 12.00-13.30 FLIE are holding a face-to-face drop-in session in FG04 focusing on the checklist tool. Further help and support You can also find further help and guidance on… Read more » about Using Brightspace Checklists

360° Capture in Education

From doorbells to diagnostics the use of 360° cameras, panoramic and omnidirectional footage has become commonplace for most people in 2022.  Even before students embark on their educational journey at here at Bournemouth university, they may be using 360° tools and apps such as Google Maps simply to navigate to Bournemouth itself or by exploring… Read more » about 360° Capture in Education

Virtual Reality Technologies

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As of 2022 there are an estimated 171 million VR users worldwide and it is estimated that by the end of the decade the VR industry will result in over 23 million jobs worldwide. Link to statistics (enterpriseappstodday website) The following graphic demonstrates expected growth of virtual reality by industry with education, health care and workplace… Read more » about Virtual Reality Technologies

Eye Tracking Technologies

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The FLIE Learning Technology team have been investigating eye tracking technology and how it can be applied to innovate teaching and learning practices. What is eye tracking technology? Eye tracking technology helps observe and measure eye movements, pupil dilation, point of gaze, and blinking to see where subjects of a study focus their visual attention,… Read more » about Eye Tracking Technologies

Rubrics – Guidance and Communication

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Here in FLIE we have seen a significant increase in rubrics being adopted by staff this academic year, so we thought we would share some information and best practice. For context, rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are… Read more » about Rubrics – Guidance and Communication

This Halloween FLIE is getting hands on with Virtual Reality!

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Did you know Oculus Quest headsets have harnessed the technology to track hand movements? This allows the user to control certain functionality when immersed into the virtual world without the use of physical hand controllers. Cameras embedded into the perimeter of the Oculus rift headsets track individual hand movements to correspond with the onscreen… Read more » about This Halloween FLIE is getting hands on with Virtual Reality!

Restart a Heart Day at BU

Last week colleagues from FLIE took part in the #Restart a Heart Day. Which is part of an international campaign to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach people how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The event took place last week in the main Talbot campus courtyard. It was open to the whole BU community and aimed at engaging… Read more » about Restart a Heart Day at BU

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more » about Creative ways to use Padlet