The Department proposes to collaborate with the Department of Computer Science to explore the potential use of the CAVE resource for developing virtual field trips to 3D landscapes, simulating natural and environmental hazard scenarios etc., to support and enhance students’ experience of fieldwork and hazard management.
What is the likely impact?
Such virtual fieldtrips would allow students to begin to explore a field setting in preparation for residential fieldwork, and to develop research questions for project work in advance of the fieldwork. This would provide an experience of field locations which may be inaccessible for some disabled students. For hazard management, it may allow for different hazard scenarios to be simulated and for students to interact directly with the situation as part of their learning of risk and hazard/ disaster management. Such an approach would enhance interactive learning between students.
The Team’s collaboration with the Computer Science Department to utilise the C.A.V.E resource, particularly in relation to alternative assessment arrangements for disabled students
Barry Matthews, Lecturer in Paramedic Practice and Pre-hospital Care is based at Edge Hill University’s Manchester Campus.
Barry has been trying out Learning Services’ Giroptic 360cam, to create immersive resources for his students. Read on and learn more about Barry’s vision to offer an immersive experience for his students, which might otherwise be impossible to do within the safe and controlled environment of a classroom or simulation centre.
“The paramedic team have recently been experimenting with social media to reach current and future students/applicants. We have found that a lot of applicants attend open days at the Ormskirk campus and that their attendance at the interview day is the first time they have ever seen inside the Manchester site (St James’). I wanted to use the 360cam to give prospective students a view of what resources and facilities are utilised at St James’ and to give them a chance to see the bespoke teaching environment, clinical skills area and of course, the ambulance.
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We have two staff development sessions running this academic year on 30th November 2017 and 30th June 2018. Please visit the CLT Professional Staff Development events page for further information.
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