ECHOES 2 project graded outstanding by ESRC

The TEL ECHOES 2 project, led by Dr Kaska Porayska-Pomsta has been graded ‘outstanding’ by funders ESRC.

The project was concerned with developing an interactive learning environment for typically developing children and children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to help them acquire, explore and practice social interaction skills.

The project involved eight partners from . . . → Read More: ECHOES 2 project graded outstanding by ESRC

New ‘Discover Haptics’ website

The TEL hapTEL project’s Dr Alastair Barrow has put together a new website ‘Discover Haptics’ which offers an introduction to the field of haptic technology and links to further resources: http://discoverhaptics.com/

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HapTEL PhD success

Congratulations to Brian Tse (a TEL hapTEL project PhD student based at Reading University) on the award of his PhD. The PhD was entitled  “Exploring haptics in dental training: tissues identification, dental filling, design and development of a dental training system”. Brian is currently working as a programmer in the Meteorology Department at the University of . . . → Read More: HapTEL PhD success

Laurillard talks MOOCs on BBC Today programme

25th July 2013 saw TEL Learning Designer project Principal Investigator Professor Diana Laurillard appear on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme.

The discussion was around the University of San Jose’s MOOCs for disadvantaged students. Professor Laurillard noted that adapting the pedagogy to suit the students is essential for the effectiveness of MOOCs.

Listen to the broadcast here (from 45mins . . . → Read More: Laurillard talks MOOCs on BBC Today programme

The OpenScience Laboratory

TEL’s nQuire project featured at the launch of the Open University’s OpenScience Laboratory at the Royal Society on 24th July.

The nQuire project offered students the chance to carry out their own science field experiments with digital tools. Prof Mike Sharples – PI of the nQuire project – and Dr Eloy Villasclars-Fernandez presented nQuire to the Royal . . . → Read More: The OpenScience Laboratory

hapTEL secure two new projects

The TEL hapTEL project has achieved two news sources of funding. The first a King’s College London teaching fund project entitled hapTELX and the second a one year Technology Strategy Board project in partnership with . . . → Read More: hapTEL secure two new projects

Inter-Life at Immersive Education 2013

TEL Inter-Life project researcher Dr Alison Devlin of the University of Glasgow will present at the Immersive Education summit in Boston, US. The presentation will be entitled ‘Inter-Life as a novel virtual world technology to support the transition into Higher Education’.

More on the Inter-Life project

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Noss addresses international publishers event

TEL Director Professor Richard Noss gave a talk entitled ‘Technology Enhanced Learning – more than just a good idea?’ at the 1st International Publishers Association Education Conference on 17th April in Earl’s Court, London. The event was held in partnership with the London Book . . . → Read More: Noss addresses international publishers event

NAACE

TEL Director Professor Richard Noss spoke of the work of the programme at the recent Naace Strategic Conference 2013 entitled Learning Without Limits. His keynote was delivered on Thursday 7th March at the conference in Leicester and can be . . . → Read More: NAACE

System Upgrade recommended on Coursera

The Edinburgh E-learning team are currently running a MOOC on ‘E-learning & Digital Cultures‘ at Coursera, which includes TEL’s ‘System Upgrade‘ report in its . . . → Read More: System Upgrade recommended on Coursera