Monthly Archives: April 2016

Panopto end user licence changes

For those staff who already use Panopto and for those who plan to use it in the future, we would like to make you aware of a change that is effective from today. When you open Panopto and start to make a recording, you will be asked to agree to a new end user licence… Read more »

CELebrate workshop – From comfort zone to scary zone – enhancing employability skills through business simulation

Dr Roger Atkinson and myself delivered a workshop during the CELebrate event to share some of the innovative approaches we use in our teaching and learning to help prepare Level 6 Business Studies students for the world of work. The growing importance of graduate employability provided the basis of the presentation and was supported by… Read more »

Do you use Turning Point or other audience response system?

A joint mini project between the Learning Technologists and CEL is looking into the tools we use to elicit responses from students in class.  These are collectively known as audience response systems and are very useful tools to engage students in a lecture or seminar setting. You may have used or heard about Turning Point… Read more »

Schedule for the presentation equipment refresh

IT have been upgrading the presentation equipment across the 190 teaching rooms on the BU campuses. Here is the schedule for completing the upgrade in the coming months. AV Refresh Schedule April 2016 If the equipment in the room(s) you teach in has changed recently, you can contact ITS for help or log in to… Read more »

Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in ‘classroom’ settings

Professor Jane Seale of the University of Exeter gave a fascinating keynote presentation at the recently concluded CELebrate 2016 at Bournemouth University. Her address centred on the theme Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in ‘classroom’ settings.  The presentation drew on a conceptual framework build on Practice; Voice and Digital Inclusion to depict… Read more »

Informal Learning in the Workplace

Professor John Cook of UWE gave a fascinating keynote address at the recently held CELebrate 2016 on the subject of Informal Learning in the Workplace. The address drew on a large European project on Learning Layers intended to develop technologies that support informal learning in the workplace, with particular focus on Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) within… Read more »

Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist

Peter Bryant of the London School of Economics gave a thought provoking keynote  address at the recently held CELebrate 2016 on the subject Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist. Here are some excerpts from the presentation: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” –  William Gibson  ‘Six years ago, for the first… Read more »

Developing your digital skills with the help of students

Over the next 5 months, CEL is piloting a project in which BU students help BU staff to develop their digital skills, knowledge and confidence. Our pilot follows similar projects at other HEIs that have been both welcomed by staff and successful in helping staff. This help and support can be provided on a one-to-one… Read more »

Please help us with research into staff digital literacy

We are undertaking research into staff digital literacy at BU.  If you can spare 15 minutes to complete the digital skills self-assessment online questionnaire, it would be very helpful because your time would provide us with much needed primary data.  In addition to assisting CEL, completing the questionnaire can help you to gain a better understanding… Read more »