Fortune.com article by Aric Jenkins. The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real. Virtual reality has been the next new thing for five years and counting. Clunky headsets, a dearth of content, and lack of consumer interest have caused VR to stall. Can this much-hyped technology finally catch on? Read the full article HERE.
As augmented and virtual reality is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable, why not consider adding a little magic to teaching and learning? With 360 degree video capture, you can create your own immersive experiences using just a camera, a mobile phone, some free software and a £5 cardboard headset. JISC Blog article by Martin Hamilton…. Read more » about Ministries of magic: now we can all be tech wizards
A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, HSS The Instytut Pedagogiki (Institute of Pedagogy), part of Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, is a centre of excellent practice in teaching and developing trainee teachers based in Lublin, Poland. Students undertake a three year undergraduate programme of study, followed by a two year Masters specialisation. The Scientific… Read more » about Changing practices: why culture matters
Prof. Debbie Holley, HSS, on an Erasmus exchange with FMC, Principal Academic, Dr. Ann Luce, led a Technology Enhanced Learning workshop and the University of Salento in Italy. As part of her contribution to the workshop, Prof. Holley focused specifically on augmented reality and launched a new website, co-developed with Dr. Mike Hobbs, a visiting… Read more » about New website launched as part of Erasmus Exchange
A blog created with Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Research Fellow, CEL. “If the task of the display is to serve as a looking-glass into the mathematical wonderland constructed in computer memory, it should serve as many senses as possible.” Sutherland, I. Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” re-edited with permission in www.wired.com (2009) Available electronically: https://www.wired.com/2009/09/augmented-reality-the-ultimate-display-by-ivan-sutherland-1965/… Read more » about Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” guest blog post from Dr Mike Hobbs
Professor Raian Ali, Professor of Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics hosted our visitors as they found out how gamification elements and persuasive technologies can be used in education, and exchanged ideas and experiences around this topic in their host Faculty, Science and Technology. CEL were delighted to be part of their visit,… Read more » about CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE
In this interesting article for VirtualiTeach, Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai schools, addresses the five main barriers to adopting virtual relaity in schools. I personally think that there are five key barriers to VR integration in schools. Five walls that are usually built from misconception, lack of understanding… Read more » about 5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption and How to Break Them Down
Bournemouth University hosted the South Coast Academic Regional Network (SCARN). SCARN enables PGCert leaders from various Universities around the region to discuss Education practice and collaborate for conference and writing opportunities. SCARN meets 2-3 times a year and this event was hosted by Dr Curie Scott from CEL on Monday 18th March 2019. SCARN members… Read more » about Regional event: Intro to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
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This report is split into two sections. The first section focuses on summarising the major strategic challenges the sector is facing, analysing the current state of the most relevant emerging technologies and then mapping where the emerging technologies could help with the strategic challenges. The second section consists of a horizon scan of mental health and wellbeing. In… Read more » about JISC – Horizons report – emerging technologies and the mental health challenge