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LD@3 ”Using google cardboard to engage students’

Dr Heidi Singleton is co-presenting with Debbie Holley as part of the ALDinHE webinar series called LD@3.00 on Tuesday 2 March at 3pm. Our talk is ‘Using google cardboard to engage students’ and full information is on the ALDINHE website

  • Date / Time: Tuesday 2nd March – 3pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom – Meeting ID:  872 3622 6036 – Passcode: ncb97=TS
  • Presenters: Debbie Holley and Heidi Singleton, Department of Nursing Sciences, Bournemouth University 


The JISC ‘Student digital experience insights survey’ was recently released, summarising the experiences of over 20,000 HE students at a range of 28 HE institutions. One surprising finding was that only 20% of students gain any ‘real life’ simulation experiences as part of their degree, and these tend to be in engineering design and healthcare. However, our experiences show that 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 offer students those ‘tasters’ of a more immersive experience. Video conferencing platforms like Zoom, the video affordances of MS Teams and google handouts offer a way to connect with our students, however, their limits are the synchronous nature of the technology, the minimal shared experience and the lack of sense of place. At a time when many of us are feeling ‘Zoomed’ out and seeking some alternative ways of reaching out, this is an interesting way of adding variety. If you have an older SMART phone, be great if you would download a QR Code reader from the App store (more modern ones the camera function usually triggers.  Do come with google cardboards, SMART phones  or not – all welcome. 

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LD@3 will be back on Monday!  Please join us for five fantastic sessions:  

Monday, 20 April 3-4pm (BST)Hossam Kassem and Geraldine HuzarSupporting Open University students in prison

Tuesday, 21 April3-4pm (BST)Sonja RewhornThe need to read: a mismatch of expectations

Wednesday, 22 April 3-4pm (BST)Ian JohnsonMeetup for PGRs doing research into Learning

Thursday, 23 April 3-4pm (BST)Helena Beeson and Richard BylesCreative solutions to common group work 

Friday, 24 April 3-4pm (BST)Katherine Koulle and Qian ZhangSpecial Collection Artefacts in Learning Development

LD@3 is open to anyone who is interested in attending, so please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested!