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This project is funded by JISC under the Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant Programme.

 

Student Projects

We are working with two final-year students from the department of BioSciences, who have elected to undertake a dissertation style project around the theme of collecting, communicating and interpreting biological data.  They will be providing data to the AR project as well as advancing development through their ideas on content and educational interface design.

Initial meetings have been very positive, exploring a range of ideas on content.  A strong theme is to use the technology to provide views of what may not be visable when users visit the campus at any one moment in time.  For example, the inclusion of:

  • Time-lapse and night vision photography
  • Photos showing habitat changes with the seasons.
  • Multimedia content: sounds from particular species, normally inaudible to human hearing – for example bat calls.
  • Information on species habitats, populations (possibly longitudinal), Worldwide threats as well as relevant legislation protecting.
  • A ‘layered’ approach to data/information provision, forming the basis of information interpreting.  This will aid different audiences to extract appropriate information

The students will be supervised on the project by Nicky King (Senior Tutor in Biosciences) for the purposes of academic recognition within their undergraduate programmes.  The project team are hugely excited to have found such enthusiastic participants and we are looking forward to working with them over the next few months.

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