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Please complete our questionnaire! Do your children, or friends’ children have itchy eczema? We are trying to find out how we can use Virtual Reality to help get a child relaxed and able to sleep.

How can you help? We have ethics approval for our questionnaire, and want as many people as possible to share their ideas. On the questionnaire, you can offer to be a willing family happy to test out some ideas from home, using google cardboards we will supply,

Our Nursing students using VR.

About the Project

Bournemouth University would like to know what kind of VR game will help children with eczema relax and stop scratching.

Can I take part in the project?

If you are aged between 7 and 11 years old, and you have eczema, ask your grown up if you can take part in our research project.

What do I need to do?

If you want to take part, then you will need to complete an online questionnaire (your adult can help you read/type). Every child who completes a questionnaire will be entered into our prize draw with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher or one of five £10 Amazon vouchers (selected randomly by our computer). Each child can complete the questionnaire once (so if you have more than one eligible child then you can do more than one entry per household). The deadline is the TBC

When you fill in the questionnaire it will give you the chance to volunteer to take part in an optional zoom session with Dr Heidi Singleton/ Professor Debbie Holley. The zoom session will allow you to view the virtual reality game/scene and then you can let us know what you think about it. We will send you a googlecardboard headset in the post (which you can keep), you will be able to view the software via this headset. Every child who takes part in the zoom session will be sent a £20 Amazon voucher (to their adult’s email address).

Where can I find the online survey?

The questionnaire is now live, and we would love your replies by Wednesday 23rd June Link Here

Future of Tech: reports with a difference


I have been thinking back to last year, and these are the most significant reports that made me think about how innovation is scaling and speeding up…what are the education needs we need to fulfil?

little girl using VR viewer

Bournemouth University Festival of Learning

  • The UK Parliamentary Committee of Public Accounts (May 2018) points to skills development lagging behind expectations of the workplace as the pace of technological change accelerates
  • The adoption of automation and AI technologies will transform the workplace as people increasingly interact with ever-smarter machines. These technologies, and that human-machine interaction, will bring numerous benefits…they will also change the skills required of human workers..accelerate from 2016-2030 (MacKinsey 2018)
  • ‘Despite major investment in TEL, we are not seeing major changes in the way technology is being used to support teaching, learning and assessment’ (UCISA 2018)
  • Significant challenges impeding Higher education TEL adoption – a ‘wicked’ challenge – complex to define, much less address’ Rethinking the role of educators (NMC Horizon Report 2018)