Is Paper Dead?

WORKSHOP Author(s)  Jennifer Stanford, Dr Andrew McKinley, Dr Joel Loveridge Abstract There is a perception that digital media enhances the students’ learning experience. Lecture slides and notes deposited on Blackboard have replaced copious note-taking and the scrappy reproduction diagrams, scribbled in the notebook, which required significant modification after trawling through the library. Building on work…

HoloLec: Augmented Reality in Teaching

WORKSHOP Author(s) Tom Owen, Sean Walton Matt Jones Abstract The Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained holographic computer. It projects three dimensional virtual objects and displays onto the world around you, seamlessly blending physical spaces and digital content. SALT and the College of Science have invested in a number of HoloLens devices in order to explore…

Promoting Interaction and Efficiency in Groupwork

WORKSHOP Author(s) Patricia Xavier, Richard Butterfield, Clare Wood Abstract Anybody else experience tears and tantrums in groupwork? The pedagogic basis for groupwork is sound – numerous studies show increased peer interaction promotes high quality learning. Students are also moving into a workplace where diverse teams are the norm and major employers monitor interaction in groups as…

How virtual reality can enhance real-life learning and teaching.

WORKSHOP Author(s) Marc Holmes, Laura Mason, Rhian Kerton, Paul Holland Abstract The College of Engineering is aiming to lead in the implementation of innovative learning and teaching methodology. One of the technologies identified with potential to enhance the student experience is Virtual Reality. VR products have seen significant development in recent years providing a wealth…