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Breaking the Zoom gloom for students: hi-tech to lo-tech solutions.

Holley, D. and Singleton, H., 2021. Breaking the Zoom gloom for students: hi-tech to lo-tech solutions. #Take5.

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Challenge that ‘Zoom Gloom!’ (Wiederhold 2020) Learners describe their ‘best learning moment’ as a ‘flow’ – a point of psychological deep involvement of immersion in an activity or a task, which results in deep learning and high levels of satisfaction (OU Innovating Pedagogy Report 2021). The Learning Development community are experts at creating these types of activities (see the amazing LearnHigher site); this post explores how we can further enhance our student offering through considering extending learning opportunities through simulations. Students report enjoying the added dimensions of more immersive learning experiences, yet only 20%, mainly in health care and engineering gain any ‘real life’ simulation experiences as part of their curricula (Jisc 2020 ‘Student digital experience insights survey’ summarising the experiences of over 20,000 HE students and a range of 28 HE institutions). We ran an LD@3 session ‘Using Google cardboard to engage learners’ to demonstrate how, with with very basic equipment (a SMART phone with internet access able to run 360 video clips from YouTube and Google cardboard – available from Amazon for around £5.00) we can all offer students those ‘tasters’ of a more immersive experience. This blog outlines the technologies which can be used to create different kinds of learning experiences, all of which we tried out with our Nursing Students, and there is a resource list at the foot of the document.

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Additional Information: Welcome to Take5! This website and blog is designed to help all of us working at London Met to share our passion for teaching and learning. There are resources here on the site that people can use whenever they want to hopefully feed their passion for emancipatory and creative learning, teaching and assessment (LTA). There will be fortnightly blogposts sharing tips on easy-to-use ideas that can be embedded into any module at any level to develop student learning and success. "take just 5 minutes" to: - find a new idea - share how you applied it to your subject/module - share a new approach - add a comment...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zoom ; tech solutions ; AR ; VR ; XR ; #take 5 #61
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
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Deposited On:02 Mar 2022 12:28
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:33


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