Monthly Archives: May 2017

Interested in the work of CEL? Deputy Head of CEL post now advertised

Colleagues, Here is the job advert with details – please do consider applying, or cascading to suitable candidates in your networks many thanks Debbie ==== Closing date mid-night June 25th Interview date Friday July 21st Further details https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/deputy-head-centre-excellence-learning-cel At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a… Read more »

Lego for Pharmacology

By Adam Bancroft, Lecturer (Academic) Paramedic Science In the final taught lecture for our Pharmacology for Paramedic Science module we reviewed course content and understanding utilising an ethos of ‘flipped’ revision where the cohort contacted the unit lead during the week to inform the timetable of this session. This involved some of our fundamental principles being revisited… Read more »

Last chance to book your place! Calling inspiring and aspiring educators! Wednesday 7th June Invitation to the ‘Aspiring National Teaching Fellows’ networking event, run by NTFs for aspiring NTFs’

Are you an inspiring educator? Start to build your profile towards a national Teaching fellowship – a scheme run by the Higher Education Academy to recognise and reward excellent in teaching.   Bournemouth University are hosting a free networking event; designed to give you the tools and techniques to develop a national profile. Come along and find… Read more »

PGCert finale!

We had a wonderful finale to the taught PGCert programme. What made it wonderful? PGCert students, facilitators and of course balloons, drawing, Lego, whiteboard markers and food! Our theme was the 21st Century Learner. Michelle Morgan helped us contextualise the complexities of the student body today. We thought about the pressures our students are under,… Read more »

Interested in the work of CEL? Deputy Head of CEL post now advertised

Colleagues, Here is the job advert with details – please do consider applying, or cascading to suitable candidates in your networks many thanks Debbie ==== Closing date mid-night June 25th Interview date Friday July 21st Further details https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/deputy-head-centre-excellence-learning-cel At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 26th May 2017

The horrors of the Manchester bombing rightly paused the party bickering this week as each party announced it was suspending campaigning. The role of EU funding in UK research and innovation This week the role of EU funding in UK research and innovation has hit the headlines. A new report by Technopolis Group, commissioned by… Read more »

Brightspace training – an update

We started training academic and administrative staff in using the new VLE, Brightspace, on Monday 8th May.  The training is split into 2 sessions, an A and a B.  To date we have hosted just less than 300 training instances (ie an A or B session) with the plan for around 860 instances for this… Read more »

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: HEA Symposium on Technology-Enabled Assessment

The Higher Education Academy recently held a Symposium in York as part of a series on ‘Transforming Assessment in Higher Education’. BU presented a Case Study at this event on our use of Online Assignment Handling, authored by David Fevyer and Kathryn Cheshir. This case study paid particular attention to our institution-wide adoption of Turnitin for… Read more »