REF and TEF: the connections

REF & TEF: the connections was a one day conference hosted by Bournemouth University on Wednesday 11th October.  The event bought together leading experts in research and education policy in higher education to share their insights into the importance of the connections between teaching and research. The morning session of two keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion, prompted a great… Read more »

TEL Drop-In Sessions, coming soon to a campus near YOU!

We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. With that in mind, I’ll be running TEL drop-in sessions to support YOU with your technology needs, whether it’s learning how to use a particular programme such as Padlet, or if you’re just looking for new ideas on… Read more »

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… Read more »

Taking back control of your time – 10 minutes at a time.

My timer is set for 10 minutes and I am now sitting comfortably ready to write this update on experiences of using the ‘Pomodoro Technique’. It’s not surprising that colleagues tell me that needing to find more time is a key challenge and I hear this quite regularly in my travels as Head of Service Excellence… Read more »

Why not give Xerte a try this semester?

Although not widely known Xerte Online Toolkits is a suite of browser based learning tools that have been available to all BU academic staff for roughly 3 years. They are currently used by a handful of lecturers. They are not included in BU’s TEL Toolkit but they can be accessed via https://xerte.bournemouth.ac.uk/ using your BU… Read more »