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Are you looking for ideas or advice for planning assessments?

Some new resources have been added to the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit that you may find helpful when planning assessments for the next academic year. (1) The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives. https://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/10/PUGHcompendiumcomplete.pdf (2) JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment –… 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 »

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 »

Doctoral Students: Cumberland Lodge Scholarships

The two-year Cumberland Lodge Scholarship programme offers doctoral students based at UK universities the opportunity to set themselves apart, by deepening their understanding of pressing social issues and developing new skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. Cumberland Lodge are now recruiting for a new cohort of Scholars for 2020-22. To apply, please complete… Read more »

Sharing pedagogical innovation

BU Learning Technologists have recently been exploring some recent innovations in education technology and last Wednesday the Technology Enhanced Learning Innovation and Design (TELID) team hosted a drop-in session in the Fusion building to share some of this work. Participants enjoyed a high quality Virtual Reality experience via the Oculus Rift S which doesn’t require… Read more »

Would you eat a ‘steak’ printed by robots?

You might not know it, but if you wear a hearing aid, you are likely to be part of the 3D printing revolution. Almost all hearing aids nowadays are produced using the technique. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves building up layers of material – plastic, metal or resin – and bonding them… Read more »

5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare

Virtual Reality started its fascinating take-over of healthcare for the greatest pleasure of patients and doctors alike. Here are five great examples of medical VR transforming patient lives and how doctors work. Did you know that it is possible to swim with whales in the ocean while lying in a hospital bed? Have you imagined… Read more »