Green screen – how to make an impression…

ANTF’s Prof. Debbie Holley reports on learning innovation at Bournemouth University

At our recent research day, ‘Nurses today, tomorrow and the future’, our librarian Jose Lopez Blanco and I decided to give a future ‘feel’ to the day. Working with learning technologist colleagues, we used chroma keying (where a block of colour is replaced by an image or video) via a piece of software called Bandicam. Presentations were filmed in front of a green screen enabling presenters to appear against a computer-generated backdrop.

Our library team are considering using this technology to provide short videos on the importance of avoiding plagiarism or to introduce the library to incoming students. This technology could also be extremely useful for welcoming international students with warm and interesting clips.

The first section of the clip outlines the emphasises on the digital health industry, and speed of change, creating opportunities for nurses to contribute to, and lead, such activities. The Healthcare Trends Forecast 2019, published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, outlines 5 key real-world applications:

1. Broader adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in general health

2. Virtual reality and augmented reality as routine treatment for pain control after surgery and as an adjunct to chronic pain control

3. Wearables and implantable health devices to enable more routine detection of chronic conditions and monitor treatment

4. Increased use and impact of digital therapeutics to enhance medical adherence and as an alternative to traditional treatments, such as diabetes prevention programmes and other models of prevention or mitigation

5. Wider use of voice recognition and intelligent assistants to the reduce clinical burden on staff

The report is available here: Forecast 2019

The second clip features the work of Bournemouth University’s library, and how staff play a key role in supporting research. For example, library staff have been involved in systematic and scoping reviews and teach advanced literature searching for research. Another important aspect of research is understanding where to publish and librarians can help navigate the complex world of citation metrics (and how to avoid predatory journals). Finally, librarians can help with Open Access enquiries.

And the final result – the ‘real’ us on screen as well as in the room!

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