Monthly Archives: March 2017

CEL two year secondments for ‘Education Excellence’ theme leaders (internal only)

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »

Working with Bournemouth and Poole College on TEL

Over 300 staff from Bournemouth and Poole College (BPC) spent the afternoon today on Talbot campus for their Teacher’s Conference.  In addition to a keynote speech from educationalist and former HMI, Harriet Harper, over 100 staff opted to attend one of the three TEL workshops hosted by CEL. The TEL workshops were entitled “Teaching using… Read more »

You know you’ve lost your audience when …

This picture was taken last week at the third face-to-face session of the PG Diploma unit in TEL: Creativity in Design.  The unit is delivered with four face-to-face and four online sessions.  In the picture, we were testing the technology so I hope I had not quite lost the audience! It has been fantastic to… Read more »

Understanding where we are before we start the Brightspace training

Since the Digital Skills Self-Assessment was launched, there have been 435 responses to the questionnaire.  This has been very helpful to CEL in understanding the range and depth of digital skills across the organisation.  In addition, academic staff who have completed the questionnaire report that it gives valuable insights into their skills and identifies areas… Read more »

Audience response systems – proposing the way ahead

Over the last eight months, we have been looking into a replacement for the TurningPoint clickers which have been in use for several years at BU.  The clickers are frequently used to gain feedback from students in lectures and seminars based on multiple choice questions embedded into PowerPoint presentations. Most of the newer systems are… Read more »

Two law school graduates co-produced and co-created a piece of work with a senior academic – “Deliberate concealment”

Tilak Ginige, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Science & Technology reports: It is with great pride that I want to announce that two Law School Graduates -Sophie Childs, Hannah Pateman and I, co-produced and co-created a piece of work. This work has been published in the prestigious International Journal of Law in the… Read more »

Waste Audit highlights improvements but that more work must be done

The Student Centre was transformed earlier in the month to make way for the annual BU Waste Audit. The Audit was run by an enthusiastic group of student and staff volunteers who were willing to pick through the 22 bags of General waste and Mixed Recycling which had been collected in the morning from around the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses. While not the… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 24th March 2017

Dear all Higher Education and Research Bill – the third reading of the Bill in the House of Lords was scheduled for Wednesday and was about to start when the attack took place in Westminster, so the session was cancelled. It has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 4th April.  The current version of the bill… Read more »

Drawing Slow: 20-60 minutes

In the previous post, I provided some examples of creating fast drawings during taught sessions. Here, I am going to present some ideas of slow drawing which will take 20-60 minutes. Several are examples of observational drawing where what is observed is drawn which facilitates a deeper seeing. This happened during life drawing classes incorporated… Read more »