Innovation

At FLIE, we promote working with creative methods with HE students to encourage divergent thinking. We showcased work previously using collage, images, lego and origami Working with creative methods assists active learning in both small and large groups through reflection, personalisation and social learning, Rebecca Hindley, Lecturer & Faculty of Management Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)… Read more »

Immersive Technology Articles

Here are three articles from this week, which you may find interesting. 1. First major trial of VR therapy for serious mental health conditions launches. The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4… Read more »

Small education research grants – call from ALDinHE now open

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Colleagues, == Each year ALDinHE allocates funding for innovative research projects that focus on specific aspects of Learning Development. The ALDinHE grants are competitive bids, which are judged by the Research and Development working group against the following criteria: The extent to which the research will directly impact or further enhance students’ experiences of Learning… Read more »

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 »

The Future of Edtech Conference 2019

What is new and happening in Edtech? The Future of Edtech Conference runs annually as part of London Tech Week, and this year the topic was Transforming Higher Education, with their strapline of “Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University”. I was invited to contribute to a panel,… Read more »

Changing practices: why culture matters

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 »

New website launched as part of Erasmus Exchange

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 »

Podcasts, Creativity and Collaboration with University of Salento, Italy

Professor Debbie Holley and Dr. Ann Luce recently visited University of Salento, in Lecce, in the Puglia region of Italy as part of the BU ERASMUS exchange programme. This is a follow on from a  pedagogy/ technology and statistical exchange that started a number of years ago with Prof. Holley’s previous institution. A part of… Read more »

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

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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 »