Monthly Archives: February 2017

Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, authors an article on Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Apologies for cross posting but an excellent article here on the implementation of the Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme, from original faculty pilot project to campus-wide initiative. The article has been authored by Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, and published in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Phoenix… Read more »

Why doodle? Why not?

On scraps of paper. In the margins. Over leaflets. In meetings. In waiting rooms. In trains. In lectures. In seminars When we are waiting or listening, many of us doodle. Forming, re-forming and editing the lines, shapes and flourishes. But how do you feel when you glimpse students’ doodles during your riveting lecture or seminar?… Read more »

The awesome New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report 2017 out now!

Colleagues, The NMC Horizons Report is perhaps the premier global report about what is coming next for us as educators. The preview has an overview thought piece ‘Rethinking the Roles of Educators’ as well as identifying key technology trends: Short term: Blended Learning Designs; Collaborative approaches Medium term: Focus on measuring learning; Redesigning learning spaces Long term:… Read more »

International Women’s day – events at Bournemouth University

Colleagues, please do come to some of these events, encourage your students to attend as well as the wider community 6 March 11:00-12:00, Talbot Campus  HMI Wendy Williams, Experience of being a women in senior leadership   7 March 15:00-16:00 Village Tales: screening of this award-winning film made by Sue Sudbury, a BU academic and… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 24th February 2017

Jo Johnson spoke at a UUK conference today and made a number of important announcements: New government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill. The detailed amendments have not yet been published but a Department for Education factsheet has been provided. The government amendments have been welcomed so far. See the Latest set of… Read more »

The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

By Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update This CEL Innovation Award was originally predicated on the idea that our project would span two faculties working together. The most significant and exciting development to have occurred since work has begun, is its extension to three faculties. The Faculty of Media and… Read more »

CELebrate 2017

The annual CELebrate event will take place this year on Tuesday 13th June in the Fusion building. It will take the form of a 1 day regional event, with workshops, presentations and poster displays. The theme this year is Assessment & Feedback. The keynote speaker has been confirmed as Professor Dai Hounsell, a world-leading expert and… Read more »

Can you help to support the TEL Toolkit?

Technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools have a wide-ranging influence on our students be it via the VLE, recorded lectures, audience response systems or using WePresent to project from their own devices. CEL is seeking to collate videos of students’ experience of using any of our TEL tools.  These videos will be added to the TEL… Read more »

PG DIP CPD units begin next week

Available for all BU staff, take a series of one or half day workshops (spread out over the semester) to extend your own CPD/ build your promotion profile/ move towards application for Senior Fellowship of the HEA. Attend as CPD only, or attend for an additional day, and upon successful completion of coursework be awarded… Read more »