Virtual reality

Mindscape Commons virtual reality (VR) resource for teaching mental health

Mindscape Commons virtual reality and interactive video content for supporting mental health teaching is now available to HE institutions via a Jisc agreement. The resources allows future counsellors, social workers, and psychologists to explore a variety of mental health experiences and to help students build empathy and develop critical clinical skills in a safe and… Read more »

FHSS Simulation showcase

FHSS simulation event

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences has secured Health Education England funding and, led by Dr Ursula Rolfe, started to develop some simulation pilots. A faculty simulation event on 9th December encouraged staff to drop in, view the technologies used by the Clinical team, and the simulation pilots run by Social work and Nursing… Read more »

Emerging Technologies in Educational Practice

Person using VR Set

Learning Technologists from the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE) were recently invited to deliver a teaching seminar to BA Marketing and Communication students to demonstrate their experience with emerging technologies. This seminar consisted of an introductory presentation by Dave Hunt covering various technologies including augmented reality, virtual reality, the application of 360°… Read more »

Virtual Reality & Higher Education: suggestions, benefits and value

Person using VR Set

You might have seen some of Bournemouth University’s Virtual Reality (VR) kit in action last week during the Restart a Heart Day. The university’s Learning Technologists were out in force with Oculus VR equipment to show you how the heart works, and what it looks like from the inside.   So, if you saw someone… Read more »

Restart a Heart Day at BU

Last week colleagues from FLIE took part in the #Restart a Heart Day. Which is part of an international campaign to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach people how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The event took place last week in the main Talbot campus courtyard. It was open to the whole BU community and aimed at engaging… Read more »

Precision OS replaces cadavers for surgical spine training at the Global Spine Congress

An immersive medical education software company is applying its medical-grade virtual reality platform to train surgeons. Precision OS Technology will partner with the Global Spine Congress in Rio De Janeiro May 20-23 to co-host the first-ever cadaver-less training and education course for spine surgery. The focus of Precision OS is training and education geared for all levels of surgeons… 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 »

How To Practice ‘Safe Techs’: Practical Virtual & Augmented Reality Hygiene Advice

Forbes article from Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech. The coronavirus outbreak has put everyone on a hygiene alert. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined basic protective measures: Wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and practice good respiratory hygiene. But what are the best practices if you are sharing immersive… Read more »

Virtual reality workplace videos let students experience potential careers onsite

High school students preparing to take the next step into the real world got some help finding their desired career pathway Wednesday with a new tool that’ll bring the real world to them through their smartphones. Workforce WindsorEssex debuted four new virtual reality tours that take viewers into the workplace providing an excellent sense of… Read more »