Monthly Archives: July 2017

Still spaces for the PGCert 2017-18

  We are offering two cohorts for the PGCert Education Practice for 2017-18 and  still have places!! Please apply online here and contact Curie Scott if there are any further queries Taught sessions are in Talbot. The first day is 9-4 on Thurs 14 September and, thereafter each Thursday 9-1 pm with a finale on the Thurs… Read more »

Free book on ‘Universal Design for Curriculum Design

Thank you to Chris Scholes, from the CEL Steering Group and Head of ALS for sharing:   This fabulous resource is based on case studies from University College Dublin There are three main sections in the book. If you are particularly interested in one of these aspects of teaching and learning you may wish to go straight… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Creating sizzling businesses using practitioner feed-forward and authentic assessment

Blended, Flipped and Fried: Creating sizzling businesses using practitioner feed-forward and authentic assessment, Keith Pretty Keith Pretty shared the challenges, solutions and his evolving Blended, Flipped and Fried approach to creating sizzling learning and assessment experiences. His work pertains to the Level 6 Business Development and Enterprise unit which is focused on the creation of businesses… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 28th July 2017

Migration & Brexit – the big news this week was the announcement on Thursday that there would be a major study of EU workers and the role that they play in the UK economy and society.  This has been welcomed although there has been criticism of the timing (it should have been started before and… Read more »

‘Developing Digital Skills’ – new MOOC launching in October

==== please see below a message from JISC==== Dear colleagues, Digital skills are essential in today’s workplace, as there are few jobs that don’t require these skills, yet employers report a shortage of digital skills. It is therefore vital for teachers to expand the digital skills of their learners. Building on the highly successful Blended… Read more »

Students’ Union Partnerships for Widening Participation (WP)

An online resource has been published to support Students’ Unions, Universities and others in the HE sector to build stronger research partnerships, in order to work and learn together for WP research, policy and practice. This resource has been created to share the findings of a BU project which aimed to establish the best ways… Read more »

Fair Access Research project (FAR) webpages are launched

The FAR project webpages have now been published. BU’s pioneering Fair Access Research project has brought together students, SUBU, professional, service and academic staff from across the university to develop and expand expertise and reflexive practice in the field of fair access to higher education. Each member of the team has brought different knowledge and experiences to a series of… Read more »

Celebrate 2017: Some reflections on using video feedback at Bournemouth University

Ambrose Seddon presented reflections on using video feedback on the BSc Music Technology degrees at Bournemouth University. Ambrose used Panopto to create video feedback to students. In part, this strategy addressed institutional drivers such as the BU strategic plan and NSS scores especially related to assessment and feedback/ forward. He outlined that providing detailed written… Read more »

Brightspace units are now live for BU staff!

Brightspace units are live at BU! This significant event is the first in a series of steps in the run up to the Brightspace launch at the start of the new academic year in September 2017. For all staff using Brightspace this year, the switching on of Brightspace units means that they can now be… Read more »

Celebrate 2017: The value of formative feedback in simulation the learning gain for students

Dawn Morley, from the University of Surrey, presented with Ashley Spriggs (Bournemouth University) and Simon Bettles (University of Surrey) at the CELebrate conference. They presented on the impact of formative review, the debrief, that occurs during and after simulation. Simulation is a rapidly developing area of pedagogy which enables students to safely practice skills and… Read more »