Health & Care App
City of Glasgow College, Scotland
‘Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope’ – is an online app embedding Augmented Reality & 3D technology to learn about the human body. Our Social Care course team utilised digital learning in their teaching, as it’s becoming the modern way to learn.
The goal of the best practice was to enhance the digital element involved in our health and social care courses. It allowed the college to keep up to date with the technologies other organisations were using. The app allowed the lecturers to develop their current learning from standardised YouTube videos to more interactive learning, without having to develop a completely new digital application.
The technologies used were interactive t-shirts and the software ‘Virtuali-Tee’ by Curiscope. This was the preferred technology as it was very easy to use, alongside the app being freely accessible. The students tested the app on multiple devices and concluded that the app works best on an ordinary mobile phone, it was mainly tested on iPhones, however, other smart phones were also able to use the same app easily. This approach also enabled the t-shirts to be used by multiple people using their own mobile phone.
The technology enhanced the course materials, as well as developing the staff and student’s digital skills. The app can be broken down for all levels of course which made this appropriate for all students, as they were all able to have a digital aspect embedded in their learning.
It is important to research and choose a technology that is simple yet effective, which can also cover a range of different courses. Avoid overwhelming what you are doing, try and take and implement each stage at a time.
The resources required for this project were the Digital t-shirt and the mobile app. There was a lot of time required for research, testing and familiarisation. Therefore, human resource played a very big part in the delivery of this project.