I rarely get to combine my day job with my passion for photography, but this month I had the opportunity to do just that. Each year Jisc run a Digital Festival, or Digifest for short, to engage with their customers and discuss the positive impact of technology on further and higher education and discover new tools and approaches.
My role for the event was to help out on the Fab Lab, an area dedicated to new technologies that may apply to education. The star of the Fab Lab was NAO the robot from Rapid Education, who could be programmed to undertake a variety of functions, and for education could be used to interact with autistic children. Also highly popular were virtual reality goggles and glasses from Samsung, Google, and Epson.
Augmented reality systems from Campus Interactive showed how it was possible to combine tablet software and a life-like dummy to undertake interactive medical training. The Open University demonstrated how their distance learning technologies could be used.
I ventured beyond the Fab Lab to get some photos around the event, as well as some some time lapse videos that you can find on the Just 10 Photo YouTube Channel.