Blended learning

The Fall and Rise of VR:

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.

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »

Ministries of magic: now we can all be tech wizards

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 »

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” guest blog post from Dr Mike Hobbs

Image of Prof Holley presenting

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 »

CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE

Welcoming visitors to BU

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 »

5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption and How to Break Them Down

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 »

Regional event: Intro to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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 »

JISC – Horizons report – emerging technologies and the mental health challenge

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 »