Reflections from the OER18 Conference

Myself and two colleagues (Liz Falconer and Denyse King) attended the OER18 Conference Yesterday.  They presented two case studies (VR Avebury, and VR Healthcare) and illustrated how VR (virtual reality) brings unique considerations for open access.  For example, considerations about whether settings, avatars, props etc are available to others; and indeed, the point that OE-VR… Read more »

Come and work in CEL as a Learning Technologist – new vacancy advertised

A new job was advertised yesterday for a Learning Technologist in CEL. The role is to support the provision of the technology enhanced learning (TEL) systems, educationally-led advice and training needed by academic staff to support pedagogic innovation and enhance the student learning experience. For more details, please click here. Closing date for applications is… Read more »

BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event!

Panel member Professor Debbie Holley (@debbieholley1) reports on the BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event! Details:I was invited to join the panel for an afternoon of inspirational talks from leading industry speakers: 14:00 – Welcome and introduction on behalf of SUBU, Ebony Harding, SU VP Community 14:10 – Avoiding the imposter syndrome by… Read more »

Library guide for researchers

We have produced a library guide for researchers. It acts as central hub with information about library services for staff who are undertaking research. It includes links to (amongst other things): Finding information for your research (including interlibrary loans, requesting books and access to other libraries) Open Access and depositing your research Bibliometrics Research Data Management… Read more »

Forest school experience

The South Coast regional network of PGCert Educators meeting this week was in a Forest School led by Duncan Reavey. We met at Goodwood Home Farm, which is used year round for Forest School with a variety of groups who visit the group as part of a regular routine rather than a one off experience…. Read more »

IVLE – 15 working days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

LAST CHANCE: iVLE Workshop (PREP Activity)

This year’s PREP activity across all Faculties is called iVLE. It is an opportunity for you to share best practice on your use of the VLE: MyBU or Brightspace and how this contributes to the student experience. The areas of education practice that comprise iVLE include but are not limited to: Content of units, ie learning… Read more »

MIT-Boeing educational collaboration aims to scale learning in additive manufacturing

A new online course from MIT and Boeing uses a 3-D-printed kit to enrich the learning experience. Similar to a textbook, the kit is used as a reference throughout the course. The kit has metal and polymer parts made by industry-relevant 3-D-printing processes, including stereo-lithography, multi-jet fusion, and direct metal laser sintering. The parts interlock… Read more »

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers… Read more »