Virtual Reality

5 common myths about virtual reality

… and why they aren’t true People have many different ideas about virtual reality, but not all of those conceptions are based in reality. Techopedia looks at the fact and fiction of VR and its potential across a broad range of different industries, highlighting 5 common myths: Myth 1: VR is a modern technology that… Read more »

CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE

Welcoming visitors to BU

Professor Raian Ali, Professor of Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics  hosted our visitors as they found out how gamification elements  and persuasive technologies can be used in education, and exchanged ideas and experiences around this topic in their host Faculty, Science and Technology. CEL were delighted to be part of their visit,… Read more »

How useful was VR Deteriorating patient simulation for Mental Health Nursing Students?- A Senior Lecturer’s Viewpoint

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 »

BETT 2019 Day Three

Bett is the industry show for education technology, bringing together 850+ companies, 100+ edtech start-ups and more than 34,000 attendees. Hosted at the Excel in London, Stephen Pyne and Tracey Webb took the opportunity to visit on 25 January. Tablet Academy  – Escape room   Fighting the queues, we managed to secure ourselves a slot in… Read more »

Create: Share: Inspire: working with our students in global contexts

Image of Prof Holley presenting

Professor Debbie Holley addresses an international audience at the World Education Conference (hosted by London International Education Conference) in Cambridge this week. Invited to keynote, her talk covers the possibilities and affordances offered by global collaborations. Drawing on the extensive knowledge of working with the ‘digital’ to engage staff, student and communities, Debbie covers the… Read more »

Thoughtpiece in Nurse Education Today – Virtual Health Education: Scaling Practice to transform student learning

Colleagues, Delighted an HSS/CEL collaboration has had a published outcome – see below Denyse King, Stephen Tee, Liz Falconer, Catherine  Angell ,Debbie  Holley, Anne Mills Abstract The advancements in and affordability of technologies offer increasing opportunities to modernise healthcare education into packages developed to meet the expectations and requirements of the digital generation. Purposefully designed… Read more »

New Research – Augmented & Mixed Reality: Innovation, Disruption & Future Prospects 2018-2022

This may interest some staff – to read report you need to join their list and go to the reports section.’ www.juniperresearch.com. ==== New Research – Augmented & Mixed Reality: Innovation, Disruption & Future Prospects 2018-2022 Juniper Research’s new Augmented & Mixed Reality research delivers pivotal use cases, trend analysis and competitive intelligence on this high growth sector…. Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

The Budget, immersive technologies and stone circles

Whatever each of us may think about this week’s Budget, some good news is the focus it gives to new technology development, particularly in the field of immersive technologies and artificial intelligence. The Executive Summary on page 1 of the Budget document specifically mentions these technologies and the Government’s plans to fund their growth. This is actually happening… Read more »

Virtual reality as a tool for dementia neuro-rehabilitation

This was on Radio 4 this afternoon source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08crzrf “Virtual Reality is being harnessed to help people recover from serious brain injury following accidents or strokes, and in conditions like Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Mark visits a clinic in Salford where they’re using virtual reality in neuro-rehabilitation.”