TELID

Virtual Reality Technologies

Digital graphic of an avatar wearing a virtual reality headset

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 »

Changes to Faculty LT support

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There will be some changes to the Learning Technology team this summer as John Moran, previously Faculty Learning Technologist for HSS, moves to take up a new opportunity within the faculty. Your Faculty Learning Technologist and the rest of the TELID team will be there to support you as usual, throughout the summer. You can… Read more »

Brightspace UKI LT Connect meeting

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This month saw the inaugural meeting of the Brightspace UKI LT Connect group. Thanks to D2L (suppliers of Brightspace) for organising this group which brings together Learning Technology teams from UK HE Institutions using Brightspace. In our first meeting we enjoyed presentations from some of the attendees around different aspects of their VLE activities and… Read more »

Enhanced microphones in the Fusion Building and Poole Gateway building

As a part of the Audio-Visual (AV) Project to enhance IT provision in teaching spaces we have recently upgraded the microphones in Fusion Building seminar rooms and Poole Gateway PC labs to improve the audio quality for recording and delivery of hybrid sessions. The focus of this work is to ensure the students have the… Read more »

Improving student engagement with Panopto Quizzes

Are you worried that students are not engaging with your Panopto presentations? Lets face it, no matter how interesting the subject, sitting in front of a screen for long periods can be rather tedious. So how about micro lectures? why not break that 50 minute or 2 hour presentation down into bite size chunks of… Read more »

8 Tips to Help Improve your Online Teaching

Most of us are not professional YouTubers and do not have any special equipment for creating stunning videos, so here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of the equipment you do have. Internet connection: A good Internet connection is required, especially when running a live event such as Virtual Classroom or… Read more »

Investigating Eye Tracking Technology

The Technology Enhanced Learning Innovation and Design (TELID) Team have recently taken possession of a Pupil Invisible eye tracking system from Pupil Labs. This consists of a pair of glasses with built in cameras and sensors which connects and records to a mobile phone. This system allows the user to be fully mobile while capturing… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »

VR Meditation: The Path To Next-Gen Health & Happiness

Stress has been dubbed the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and technology is often cited as one of the major contributors to the stressors of modern life. But, at the same time, tech is becoming part of the solution. In this article Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech from Forbes,… Read more »