Posts Tagged ‘Hardware Systems’

Improving paramedic distance education through mobile mixed reality simulation

There is growing evidence that the use of simulation in teaching is a key means of improving learning, skills, and outcomes, particularly for practical skills. In the health sciences, the use of high-fidelity task trainers has been shown to be ideal for reducing cognitive load and leading to enhanced learning outcomes. However, how do we […]

How do e-book readers enhance learning opportunities for distance work-based learners?

We report on the incorporation of e-book readers into the delivery of two distance-taught master’s programmes in Occupational Psychology (OP) and one in Education at the University of Leicester, UK. The programmes attract work-based practitioners in OP and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, respectively. Challenges in curriculum delivery included the need for more […]

Mobile augmented communication for remote collaboration in a physical work context

Informal learning in a physical work context requires communication and collaboration that build on a common ground and an active awareness of a situation. We explored whether mobile video conversations augmented with on-screen drawing features were beneficial for improving communication and remote collaboration practices in the construction and facility maintenance services sectors. We used field […]

Virtualisation devices for student learning: Comparison between desktop-based (Oculus Rift) and mobile-based (Gear VR) virtual reality in medical and health science education

Consumer-grade virtual reality has recently become available for both desktop and mobile platforms and may redefine the way that students learn. However, the decision regarding which device to utilise within a curriculum is unclear. Desktop-based VR has considerably higher setup costs involved, whereas mobile-based VR cannot produce the quality of environment due to its limited […]

Amazon unveils £185 machine learning DeepLens camera that lets anyone develop their own AI systems

    DeepLens was created by Amazon Web Services for use by software developers It comes packed with AI tools to design and test out their own creations It can recognise objects, faces and automatically label a range of actions Giving smaller companies the kit could fuel a boom in smart apps and hardware Daily […]

Robot learning improves student engagement

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The first-ever study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Eureka Alert

Mid-term Report on Arizona State University’s Echo Dot Experiment

As part of an innovative initiative to gather data on how students engage with Alexa and to encourage students to build Alexa skills, Arizona State University (ASU) has partnered with Amazon to put an Echo Dot in every room in the university’s new residence building for engineers. In addition to distributing Echo Dots to ASU […]

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet, signaling progress toward a powerful new way of processing information. MIT Technology Review

Download Report: Students say colleges lag in providing personalized digital experience

Tech-savvy reputation is a key factor for 9 in 10 students when applying to colleges, but schools need to do more, Ellucian study concludes.​ Edscoop

Enhancing a 3D Printer with Online Access

This paper looks at different ways of providing a RepRap 3D printer with online access and remote control to be operated from multiple devices including mobile devices. Different technological solutions that can be used with distinct printers are identified and tested. The selected and implemented remote access solution is described and examples of printed parts […]