So last week I started to roll the ball with an idea that I had last year as a part of the #mosomelt last year. The idea that we could get Virtual Reality into our assessment and tutorials and this would therefor help our students in getting the scene they at too work for them and use the information at the scene to help them to treat their patient. They say good things take time but I’m embarrassed to say this is taking too much time. I could give you some reasons but at the end of the day they would be excuses. Thankfully Thom has hung around and put up with me.
Some of it comes down to being scared of the idea not working. What if the students don’t get into?? What if my idea doesn’t work outside my head?? Cause everything works in my head.
So I started with writing a proposal to Samsung for some gear we need. Again this is new for me. Kind of hard to go to a company and ask for equipment for an idea that may or may not work. However, there is lots of help on Youtube!!!!!! Not sure the guys liked my first draft which started with “Hey Samsung give us some free shit!!!!” I thought it was straight to the point.
So last year Thom was carrying on about Google docs. Well this is the first time I started using google docs. And wow. I have found that I keep watching and looking for changes. Thom was the first and gave us the body of what we needed to say. Steve has seen it and now waiting for him to put his 10 cents in. I find myself checking my phone to see if he has done it yet. Patience is not something I have been good at. I look forward to getting this proposal into Samsung’s hands.
This week I also opened my google community to my students in my paper. Mixed results. Some of it was my fault. I spoke about it in a lecture and then just hoped to see some students show up. Well I spend the first 2 days watching as no one showed up. So then I advertised on blackboard and some started to show up. So lesson learnt that I need to sell it better and make is easier to join next semester. Also I find that there are students in the “just tell me what I need to do to pass” club. I wonder how to get these students engaged.
Crazy what you learn when you open to it.