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The national context of assessment in higher education (2019)
Book Chapter
King, H. (2019). The national context of assessment in higher education. In C. Bryan, & K. Clegg (Eds.), Innovative Assessment in Higher Education: A Handbook for Academic PractitionersRoutledge

Assessment is an integral part of effective curriculum design and development within modules and across programmes. However, it is also influenced by the wider local, national and, to an extent, international education policy context. This chapter wi... Read More about The national context of assessment in higher education.

Developing and embedding inclusive policy and practice within higher education institutions (2018)
Book Chapter
McLinden, M., Grove, M., Green, J., & Birch, A. (2018). Developing and embedding inclusive policy and practice within higher education institutions. In K. Krčmář (Ed.), The Inclusivity Gap, 160-176. Inspired by Learning

This chapter contributes to the literature base on promoting equality of opportunity for students in Higher Education (HE). It seeks to broaden our understanding of how progress in relation to embedding inclusivity in the institution can be evide... Read More about Developing and embedding inclusive policy and practice within higher education institutions.

Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety (2018)
Journal Article
King, D., Tee, S., Falconer, L., Angell, C., Holley, D., & Mills, A. (2018). Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety. Nurse Education Today, 71, 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.08.002

© 2018 The advancements in and affordability of technologies offer increasing opportunities to modernise healthcare education into packages developed to meet the expectations and requirements of the digital generation. Purposefully designed and teste... Read More about Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety.

Review of Savin-Baden M. (2015). Rethinking learning in an age of digital fluency: Is being digitally tethered a new learning nexus? (2018)
Journal Article
Falconer, L. (2019). Review of Savin-Baden M. (2015). Rethinking learning in an age of digital fluency: Is being digitally tethered a new learning nexus?. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-018-0014-7

Being connected through online and digital technologies has become increasingly commonplace over the past 20 years, but our understanding of the effect this has on where and how people learn has tended to be patchy at best. In Rethinking Learning in... Read More about Review of Savin-Baden M. (2015). Rethinking learning in an age of digital fluency: Is being digitally tethered a new learning nexus?.

Fostering a culture of learning about teaching: Ideas from research on expertise (2018)
Presentation / Conference
King, H. (2018, October). Fostering a culture of learning about teaching: Ideas from research on expertise

A key characteristic of expert performance is continuous learning and development through a process of ‘Deliberate Practice’ (Ericsson et al, 1993) or ‘Progressive Problem Solving’ (Bereiter & Scardamalia, 1993). These concepts have been explored emp... Read More about Fostering a culture of learning about teaching: Ideas from research on expertise.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry (2018)
Book
Cleaver, E., Lintern, M., & McLinden, M. (2018). Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry. Sage

This book explores best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education for staff from all academic disciplines. A general introduction to the methods most commonly used in undertaking enquiry in the field of... Read More about Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry.

Virtual Avebury: An immersive partnership (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Welham, K., Burden, D., Cleal, R., Falconer, L., Hoyte, R., Phelps, P., …Snashall, N. (2018, April). Virtual Avebury: An immersive partnership. Paper presented at Check Object Integrity

This presentation describes the AHRC/EPSRC funded partnership between Bournemouth University, Daden Ltd, Satsymph and The National Trust, to create and test a fully immersive 3D simulation of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire, circa 2,300 BCE. We discuss th... Read More about Virtual Avebury: An immersive partnership.

Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology (2018)
Book Chapter
Falconer, L., & Scott, C. (2018). Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology. In L. Falconer, & M. C. Gil Ortega (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions, 1-38. Nova Science Publishers

This chapter discusses a project to construct a simulation of Avebury Henge, a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age monument in the SW of the U.K., in a 3D, virtual world environment, and to use phenomenological and phenomenographic methods for its evalua... Read More about Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology.

Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions (2018)
Book
Falconer, L., & Gil Ortega, M. (2018). L. Falconer, & M. C. Gil Ortega (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions. New York: Nova Science Publishers

Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions explores the rich and fascinating topic of virtual worlds by bringing together research findings and discussion pieces from an international group of leading practitioners in the field. The... Read More about Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions.

Experiencing sense of place in virtual and physical Avebury (2017)
Journal Article
Falconer, L. (2017). Experiencing sense of place in virtual and physical Avebury. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 21(6), 977-988. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-017-1064-7

This paper discusses the findings from a project to construct a simulation of Avebury Henge, a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age monument in SW Britain, in a 3D, virtual world environment. The aims of the study were to explore the archaeological resear... Read More about Experiencing sense of place in virtual and physical Avebury.

Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L. (2016, December). Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge. Paper presented at Virtual Environments and Advanced Interfaces Workshop at IUCC 2016

— Avebury Henge is situated approximately 20 miles north of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, U.K. and contains the largest known Neolithic stone circle in Europe. It is part of the Avebury, Stonehenge and Associated Sites World Heritage Site but is less well... Read More about Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge.

Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, October). Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences. Presented at Mindtrek 2016

Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega, Senior teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, Senior Lecturer in Innovative Pedagogy and Programme Leader for the Masters in Education in Virtual Worlds at the Education Innovation Centre of the Univer... Read More about Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences.

Learning at the interstices; locating practical philosophies for understanding physical/virtual inter-spaces (2016)
Journal Article
Falconer, L., Savin-Baden, M., & Falconer, L. (2016). Learning at the interstices; locating practical philosophies for understanding physical/virtual inter-spaces. Interactive Learning Environments, 24(5), 991-1003. https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2015.1128212

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. ABSTRACT: Virtual worlds are relatively recent developments, and so it is tempting to believe that they need to be understood through newly developed theories and philosophies. However, humans have long thought about the na... Read More about Learning at the interstices; locating practical philosophies for understanding physical/virtual inter-spaces.

Augmented reality: Can it enhance the student learning experience? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J., & Shand, M. (2016, June). Augmented reality: Can it enhance the student learning experience?. Poster presented at UWE Bristol Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

In 2013 the Horizon Report produced by Educause featured six educational technologies to watch in the coming years. One of these was wearable technology that would enable Augmented Reality (AR) to reach its potential and seamlessly integrating digita... Read More about Augmented reality: Can it enhance the student learning experience?.

Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., Sumpter, J., Shand, M., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, June). Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities. Presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

This workshop will describe and demonstrate the reconstruction of an ancient landscape in a virtual environment as a means to facilitate collaborative learning. The virtual landscape, a reconstruction of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire circa 2,300 BCE, wi... Read More about Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities.

Foundations Spanish (2016)
Book
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016). Foundations Spanish. Palgrave Macmillan

New full colour edition of this bestselling beginners' classroom text now including video and an interactive e-book with each print copy. Foundation Languages courses are tailor-made for IWLPs in the HE sector, with lively exercises, integrated pair-... Read More about Foundations Spanish.

Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, May). Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL. Paper presented at Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Changing the Face of Learning; Special Conference Stream within The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project: 5th Global Meeting

Innovation@UWE Island in Second Life, home of the MA Education in Virtual Worlds, is an example of pedagogical innovation that capitalizes on what virtual worlds have to offer to social aspects of teaching and learning. In this distance learning prog... Read More about Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL.

Exploring innovation in education (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J., Shand, M., Gil Ortega, M. C., & Green, J. (2015, April). Exploring innovation in education. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2015

The e-poster highlighted our presence in virtual worlds and the various simulations that run across the university in undergraduate, postgraduate and research contexts.

Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, March). Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE. Presented at VWBPE Post-conference Virtual World Explorations


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