The Office for Digital Learning (ODL) Special Call is a unique opportunity for teaching and support staff to work collaboratively with award winning creative digital designers, to enhance the quality of their digital learning content.
An email will be sent to all teaching and support staff at the beginning of May 2015 outlining the project criteria and submission guidelines for entry to the 2015/16 Special Project Call.
Office for digital learning special call 2014/15
Examples of the Special Call projects currently under development for delivery at the end of May 2015 within ODL are:
- Virtual Factory - Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Brain+ - School of Health Sciences
- Virtual Lab - Stratified Medicine - School of Biomedical Sciences
- Respiratory Teaching Tool - Joint Ulster & Queen’s Research Project
Office for digital learning special call 2013/14
In academic year 2013/14, four projects were delivered, two of which won awards in the JISC NI 2014 Innovation Awards. which give recognition to the many individuals and teams at the forefront of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The successful projects were Virtual Academy and Physio-Learn.
The Virtual Academy is an innovative, interactive teaching resource that enables students to explore the Ulster Business School’s Academy restaurant in a safe online environment. It won the RSCni eLearning Innovation Award in HE for Learning Support 2014. This resource integrates all aspects of creative media to enhance the student learning experience. This includes explorable 3D models of the bar, kitchen and dining areas, video interviews, time-lapses, instructional videos and interactive activities. The project team was Richard Beggs from the Office for Digital Learning, Nikki McQuillan, Ursula Quinn and Mairead McEntee from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Physio-Learn was developed in collaboration with a physiotherapy team from the School of Health Sciences. Designed as a modern responsive social multimedia teaching tool Physio-Learn features video and 3D animations of a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It was Runner-up RSCni eLearning Innovation Award (2014) in HE for Teaching and Learning. It was developed to help physiotherapy students visualise how a real patient with respiratory disease might present in order to prepare them for clinical practice.The Physio-Learn team was Mr Philip O’Neill from the Office for Digital Learning, Dr Fidelma Moran, Professor Judy Bradley and Dr. Brenda O’Neill from the School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster.
Creative Media Showcase
The videos and links below contains examples of our recent projects:
Creative Media Showreel
The creative digital design team within ODL are passionate about creating innovative creative media and evaluating its impact on student engagement. This award winning design team have the skills in illustration, animation, 3D, Video pre and postproduction, responsive interface design and multimedia research that will get your student centered project working across a range of devices from desktop to mobile, brining your digital teaching ideas to life.
Virtual Academy Restaurant Simulation
Winner of RSCni eLearning Innovation Award (2014) in HE for Learning Support
Runner-up RSCni eLearning Innovation Award (2014) in HE for Teaching and Learning