Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) Team

Helm news update July 2016

jisc-connectSome of us went to the Jisc Connect Conference on 12th July in Nottingham, a very enjoyable and informative day with lots of chance to get 'hands on' with new technology and network with people from around the Midlands. We saw a range of new technologies for augmented reality learning resources, including 360 degree interactive video and Virtual Reality headsets.   

We explored Samsung gear VR, and the Blippar app and  Kirstie presented in the 'Connecting more with peers and practice' session. 

There is lots to explore here to enhance teaching and learning in Health and we are seeking to undertake a pilot with other University colleagues.


Kirstie and Mike went to the Contemporary Gallery on 16th July to take photos and record audio at a workshop for the HOME project – a project exploring 'What is Home' led in our school by Charley Baker and Julie McGarry, with Elvira Perez Vallejos from Horizon DER.

We are all busy setting up modules for the new academic year. 

Mel has been setting up LBR Modules, ready for the next academic year and has also been working on the upcoming BSc Healthcare modules – CDI and WPI. She has also been helping Cherry and Mike with the RLO redevelopment project by reviewing the 'top 20' RLOs and auditing what elements that they contain. 

Kamila is working on the MSc Quality and Patient Safety course – this contains 11 new modules and involves working with staff from NHS Treatment centre and Engineering department. She is also developing for LBR modules starting September/October and ran a drop-in session for LBR/PG staff members as well as a session on ‘Collaboration through Technology’ (Yammer, Twitter etc.) and plans to run another in September for all staff. 

Kirstie and Jo Foster have recorded videos for the Midwifery curriculum on breech presentations and neonatal resuscitation. 

Posted on Friday 22nd July 2016

Health E-Learning and Media Team

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