Flexible learning in higher education

Higher Education Academy believes that flexible learning is about empowering students by offering them choices in how, what, when and where they learn: the pace, place and mode of delivery. Flexible learning requires a balance of power between institutions and students, and seeks to find ways in which choice can be provided that is economically… Read more »

The annual conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE)

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Apologies for cross-posting.. The annual conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) is being held at Newcastle University, UK 4-5th September 2019 The call for contributions is now live and we ask for your proposals by 16th February, 2019. We celebrate 10 years of RAISE this year! There will be keynotes from Bruce… Read more »

Erasmus+ funding for staff mobility: staff workshops

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Erasmus+ funding for staff mobility Gaining experience abroad, including teaching and training, leads to professional development and networking. Global staff mobility brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that all staff – both academic and professional services – can now apply for funds to… Read more »

Funds now available to support Global Staff Mobility: Erasmus+

Global staff mobility, including training and teaching, leads to professional development and networking and brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that staff, both academic and professional support, can now apply for funds to support these activities through Erasmus+.   Erasmus+ funds are a… Read more »

Workshop: Unit Delivery and Assessment Landscaping

This workshop will look at different delivery patterns, including multi-modal delivery, eg. Blended Learning, Flipped classroom, online and face-to-face. We will also look at the timetable, ILOs and the design of your unit. This workshop will explore Panopto, Audience response systems, eg. Mentimeter, Turning Point, Kahoot; social media, Padlet, Trello, WordPress and Slack Key Information… Read more »

Workshop: Enhancing Feedback & Strategies for Future Engagement

This workshop will look at the benefits of online assessment handling and how marking online can save you time and provide a better student experience to your students. You will also learn about Intelligent Agents, Discussion Boards and Video Notes in Brightspace Key Information Aimed at: Academic Staff Indicative Frequency: Weekly Facilitated by: Ann Luce… Read more »

Advanced Literature Search Techniques

Enhancing your literature searching techniques can transform the way you conduct your research processes and provide an excellent foundation for authoring different kinds of papers including literature reviews. Library and Learning Support is hosting a session that will explore systematic searching, creating citation alerts and identifying databases for your subject. The session will take place… Read more »

Measuring the Impact of your Research with Bibliometrics

It was recently announced that Clarivate Analytics (who maintain Web of Science) will provide metrics for REF2021. There are several kinds of metrics that measure how often your articles or other outputs have been cited.  Metrics can help researchers from any discipline plan their future approach to research or track the work of others, whether they… Read more »

Apply now for two short courses: Work based learning AND Assessment and feedback

We are still open for applications for two courses starting in February 2019. For new applicants, please click the relevant link below for more information and to apply. If you have completed the course(s) in previous years for professional development and now want to complete the assessment to gain credits please contact Claudia Vanzeloti Employability/Work-based Learning:… Read more »

My day with the admission team – Dr Camila Devis-Rozental

I had the privilege to spend a day learning all about the work that the admissions’ teams do at BU by shadowing some of them. Matthew Clarke, one of the admissions coordinator kindly organised this for me following the values workshop that I delivered for them a while ago. Reflecting on my experience I decided… Read more »