Chris reflects on this year’s ALT C conference at the University of Warwick, sharing some of his personal takeaways.
As immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) become more prevalent, it is crucial to consider their wider impact on the environment and society. While these technologies offer exciting new possibilities for education, they can also leave a significant carbon footprint and contribute to e-waste. This blog post explores some of the sustainability related opportunities and challenges for education providers when using extended reality (XR) technologies.
As machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to reshape industries, learners need to be prepared with the necessary skills to navigate the evolving landscape of work. Data literacy, creativity, problem-solving, and adaptability are essential skills that employers are looking for in potential employees. This blog post explores how educators can embed these crucial employability skills into their curricula and prepare learners for the future workplace.
Scott provides an update on Jisc’s initial teacher education (ITE) project. The project focuses on supporting our members involved with ITE to develop their digital practice. A comprehensive report detailing a snapshot of current practice is included.
Chris experiments with ChatGPT’s abilities as a storyteller to see what we can learn about creativity.
The way we work is always evolving. Recent advancements in immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT are set to transform the way we work. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how such technology could change our workplace practices. We’ll also consider what skills an employee might need for the future workplace.
Chris suggest some steps to help improving resilience of teaching and learning in the face of possible disruption to power this Winter.
Chris summarises why thinking about emerging technologies like the metaverse help us focus on the core principle of solving problems, not trying to fit solutions into our own contexts, taking a phrase by Jon Hofgartner as a helpful mantra.
Scott provides feedback on Jisc’s Exploring Virtual Escape Rooms in Education event. The benefits and challenges of using virtual escape rooms are discussed, as well as the platforms commonly being used by the sector.
Scott reflects on Jisc’s recent Connect More conference and how infographics can be used to start meaningful conversations around wellbeing.