Monthly Archives: November 2016

Brick-tastic!

This is how one attendee at today’s LEGO Serious Play workshop described the session, hosted by CEL and run by Tim Gale and Louise Fazakarley. PG30a was packed for this introduction to how LEGO can be used in teaching and learning.  Infact, the session was so popular that we will need to run more sessions… Read more »

PASS/PAL Leader Conference – using Mahara to share innovatively

Following the incredibly successful 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference held at Bournemouth University on 4-6th November was the challenge of how to innovatively share details of the event with delegates, colleagues, academic partners and PAL leaders. Using the Mahara portfolio tool a dynamic page view was created, that could be sent to delegates,… Read more »

Return of the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’

Colleagues, please see below to register – enjoy! Debbie   It’s that time of the year again and the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’ course is back for a third year. To register this year, please see https://the12appsofchristmas2016.wordpress.com/   This year, the course is a collaborative effort. Educators from Ireland, UK and America… Read more »

New CEL Learning and Teaching Fellows 2016/17

We were delighted to receive so many high quality bids, congratulations to successful proposals: Laura Bunt MacRury Jonny Branney Ann Luce Jacqui Taylor The bids were assessed by an internal panel. Unsuccessful applicants have received feedback on their applications, and staff interested in developing ideas for the next Learning and Teaching Fellows cycle are encouraged… Read more »

“The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors”

Those of you whose Learning Development provision includes maths support might be interested in the “cross posting” below….   =====   Dear sigma Network,   Just a reminder that the recent sigma publication “The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors” is now available on our website at:… Read more »

Leading technology-enhanced learning online toolkit

Thank you to Chris Fowler for sharing We’re pleased to share with you the latest addition to our Research and Development series which focuses on examining how strategic change initiatives and the embedding of technological developments in institutions may enhance students’ experience of higher education. One specific strategic change-focused initiative was central to our examination… Read more »

New OECD guidelines on research ethics and new forms of data

Thank you to the UK data service for the orginal post New kinds of data are rapidly becoming available in massive quantities, providing a record of the transactions we carry out, the communications we make and other social and economic activities. These data offer significant potential for research, with the possibility of new insights and… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Higher Education and Research Bill, Teaching Excellence Framework, Student Finance, International Students, Social Mobility, Brexit, Fair Access and Progression: Higher Education and Research Bill – The bill will reach the report stage on Monday 21st November, and a long list of new amendments… Read more »