Joining the SOTEL Research Cluster
The SOTEL (Scholarship Of Technology Enhanced Learning) research clusters are designed to provide a hub for academics to build a community of researchers and a showcase of their scholarly research into their teaching practice. We welcome participants from any discipline context to join us and form associated research cluster groups at http://sotel.nz
We officially launched the SOTEL Research Cluster Group at the inaugural SOTEL Symposium on 15th February at AUT South Campus. We hope you will put the SOTEL Symposium in your annual event calendar!
To join the SOTEL Research cluster:
Next find the Research Cluster Group that you would like to join on the Groups page http://sotel.nz/groups/
and choose ‘Join Group’. Each group will have 1-2 Admins/Moderators who can manage and modify the group settings.
We aim to hold monthly online chats and webinars for the SOTEL research cluster groups, and will be running the CMALT cMOOC and MOSOMELT cMOOC again soon in 2018 if you are interested in participating.
Note if you are planning on submitting your CMALT portfolio the next submission date for CMALT Portfolio accreditation is 1 June 2018. The CMALT cMOOC is designed to create a supportive community of people exploring and building their CMALT eportfolios. http://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com
The MOSOMELT cMOOC is designed for participants to explore the potential of mobile social media in higher education http://mosomelt.wordpress.com
The Google Street View mobile App provides a quick way for users to create and share 360 degree panorama’s that are compatable with Google Cardboard – creating a simple platform for user-generated mobile VR.
In a visit to Coventrey Univerity (UK) last September (2015), I created and shared a few 360 degree panoramas of some of the architecture and archeaology – it was a great way of sharing the experience with family and friends back in NZ. Last week I received an email from Google congratulating me for over 50000 views of these panoramas! To me this illusrates the potential of mobile VR within a user-generated shareable social media ecosystem.
The link to the panoramas on Google maps is:
If you have a smartphone and a Google Cardboard HMD kit – download the Google Street view App and search for “Holy Trinity Church” (Coventry, UK), and then you can view the panorama in VR.
To learn more about creating and sharing mobile VR check out my overview at http://is.gd/YDrbRF