Monthly Archives: June 2016

This week on the CEL Twitter feed

CEL’s Twitter account is called cel_bu It has been a busy week on Twitter, especially since that result was announced on Friday. Some of the stories you may have missed on Twitter: CEL’s presence in the Bournemouth Gardens for the Festival of Learning on Sunday Showcasing research with undergraduate Research Assistants Widening participation insights at… Read more »

Widening opportunities for higher education through financial supports: what are the key determinants?

Bournemouth University’s Fair Access Agreement Management Group recently commissioned  a study to investigate the impact of BU administered financial supports/bursaries on student success, retention, well-being, as well as employability. The different bursary types investigated include Maintenance Bursary, Hardship Fund and Care Leavers Bursary. Institutional financial supports to students who may be from low income households or experiencing… Read more »

Call for Workshop Presentations: ‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’

Call for Workshop Presentations, Social Research Association 2016 Annual Conference The holiday season is upon us and with just over 5 weeks until the deadline, we’re looking forward to receiving your submissions for the SRA Annual conference: ‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’ Now more than ever, social researchers need to build strong… Read more »

International students’ guide to assessment and feedback methods, procedures and practice

Dr Milena Bobeva and her team provide an update on a project titled “International students’ guide to assessment and feedback methods, procedures and practice”. The project which was supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund explores the experiences of international students with assessment and feedback procedures at Bournemouth University. The research team behind this project consists of students and… Read more »

Aerial shots of FB1

The Fusion Building has landed! Local company Evoque Creative Video filming with a drone inside the brand new FB1 building this morning. Keep an eye out on the CEL blog to see the end results…

Working in a virtual classroom

For the last few weeks we have be trialling a virtual classroom environment which used software provided by Blackboard.  The application is called Collaborate. Collaborate allows you to create virtual spaces to which you can invite up to 100 students and colleagues and share video, audio, documents (PDFs, images and PowerPoints) and a whiteboard.  If… Read more »

A video to help you complete the digital skills self assessment

In response to requests for help in completing the Digital Skills Self Assessment, we have created a 9 minute video which runs through the questionnaire, explains the questions being asked and the types of responses. Click here to watch the video. Click here to complete the digital skills self assessment. We reached 200 respondents this… Read more »

Would you like CEL to provide input into your team or department awaydays?

Building on the ‘roadshows’ that CEL delivered earlier in the academic year, CEL staff are happy to provide input on any of our three themes (innovative pedagogy, assessment and feedback – Anne Quinney; employability – Carly Lamont; and technology-enhanced learning – David Biggins or Debbie Holley). If you’d like us to join you to provide… Read more »