Did you know Oculus Quest headsets have harnessed the technology to track hand movements? https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3793077684043441/?locale=en_GB This allows the user to control certain functionality when immersed into the virtual world without the use of physical hand controllers. Cameras embedded into the perimeter of the Oculus rift headsets track individual hand movements to correspond with the onscreen… Read more » about This Halloween FLIE is getting hands on with Virtual Reality!
Developments in AI are revolutionising DNA evidence – but can we totally trust the machines? Sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques are being developed to work out whether a DNA sample came directly from someone at a crime scene or was just innocently transferred. But could this technology introduce even more miscarriages of justice when even… Read more » about How AI is revolutionising DNA evidence
SCHOMS Annual Conference 2019 SCHOMS is the professional body for Senior Managers working within UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education and its members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, technological, media and institutional development and support services. They give strategic direction to support technological trends and promote excellence in teaching and learning practices and their environments. This year… Read more » about BU Learning Technologists run Tech Futures workshop for the SCHOMS conference 2019
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 » about New website launched as part of Erasmus Exchange
As part of my research with CEL I have been conducting an RCT to compare the use of a VR Deteriorating patient training exercise with Adult and Mental Health Nursing Students. In addition to comparing a pre and post-test survey and MCQ quiz results of students, I am conducting focus groups with students and learning… Read more » about How useful was VR Deteriorating patient simulation for Mental Health Nursing Students?- A Senior Lecturer’s Viewpoint
Universities and schools must take action to reduce the crippling workload that teachers and academics are facing. This issue has once again been highlighted this week by the BBC, regrettably with a story about a widow who blames her husband’s HE marking workload for his tragic suicide. Follow this link to read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47296631 … Read more » about Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?
Huge computational power, a high-resolution screen, excellent cameras, and connected and available worldwide – all these capabilities are the reason companies and researchers worldwide are exploring the potential of smartphones for medical diagnosis. Apps that have already been developed and are in use include urine test kits and simple eye tests for developing countries. The… Read more » about How the smartphone is being developed into a medical grade diagnostic tool
What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient? Here is just a brief summary report before I conduct thematic analysis (this is part of a wider piece of work involving an RCT of use of VR in the school of Nursing at BU). Participants: 193 students have completed the pre-test so… Read more » about What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient?
Curtesy of Digital Bodies here is their top ten VR and AR articles of 2018. Stand alone VR headsets arrive. The shifting AR VR market. Top ten Augmented Reality quotes. AI in Mixed Reality Environments. A stunning AR art exhibition. Coming developments in VR headsets. Accesability developments. A captivating AR storytelling experience. VR in healthcare…. Read more » about Top ten VR and AR articles for 2018 from Digital Bodies
This week I visited Goldsmiths University of London to share some of Bournemouth University’s best practice in problem-based learning. It focused on action-based research and relied heavily on co-creation. Students were introduced to a form of scenario planning which utilises expert opinion to create plausible scenarios. The students were taking the MA in Event and… Read more » about ‘Tis the season for sharing … BU best practice