We’re excited to share the latest news and updates on Extended Reality (XR) teaching in the Trust (extended reality is a catch-all term for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality).
From the inspiring XR Roadshow event to the appointment of our very own Immersive Learning Technology Officer, there’s a lot to look forward to as we embrace the cutting-edge potential of XR in healthcare training and education.
XR Roadshow: A Glimpse into the Future of Training and Education
In February 2023, the XR Roadshow was held at the Audrey Emerton Building, where it was organised in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE). This event showcased a wide range of XR technologies that are revolutionising the way we approach training and education.
Participants had the opportunity to experience the power of Microsoft’s Hololens, immersive Virtual Reality (VR) scenarios, and attend insightful talks on the practical applications of XR in healthcare settings.
Our New Immersive Learning Technology Officer
We’re thrilled to announce that Tom Ward from the TEL team has been appointed as our Immersive Learning Technology Officer. With his experience and passion for technology, Tom is the perfect fit for this exciting new role.
Tom will be responsible for initiating and supporting XR projects across our Trust. His main objectives include:
- Spearheading the development and implementation of XR-based training programs for various departments
- Introducing and training staff in the usage of XR technologies to enhance their skills and improve efficiency
- Collaborating with other organisations to stay updated on the latest trends and breakthroughs in XR technology.
Embracing the XR Future
As we continue to adopt cutting-edge XR technologies, the TEL team is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation in training and education. With Tom Ward’s expertise and the inspiration from the XR Roadshow, we’re excited to see how these immersive technologies will transform our workplace.
If you have any project ideas or simply want to demo some of the XR kit we have on hand, please reach out to Tom.