Monthly Archives: December 2017

Using AltspaceVR for Virtual Team Meetings

ALtSpaceVR is a free app that can be down loaded onto your PC or Mac.  Altspacevr have just teamed up with Microsoft and are continuing to develop the features of this app.   Once in the Altspace app you can invite colleagues from BU or around the world to join you for a virtual meeting…. Read more »

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference “An uncertain future: Adapting academic practice for an evolving digital world” Tuesday 3 July 2018 https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2018/schedConf/index This annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE), will be held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at the Greenwich Maritime… Read more »

Happy Christmas to all CEL blog subscribers

The CEL blog has gone from strength to strength this year with posts from contributors across BU, showcasing as well as generously sharing knowledge, skills and best practice.  I would like to thank each and every contributor, and invite more ‘bloggers’ to participate in 2018. We have a special award – the ‘CEL awesome blogger… Read more »

Save the Date: Flipped Learning, Flipped Pancakes!

Celebrate Shove Tuesday (Pancake Day) by learning about Flipped Learning Come have free pancakes and interact with our fabulous new touch screen in the Staff Centre and learn about flipped learning. Professor Michael Wilmore, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communication, will help to launch our ‘Flipped learning’ event with a talk about his recent research… Read more »

January: Theme Leader Drop In Sessions

These sessions are tailored to YOU! Come along with your question, problem or concern and we’ll help you solve them! Technology Enhanced Learning (Dr Ann Luce) We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. These drop in sessions are available to support colleagues with your technology… Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

10 professors a-LEAPing

Professor Debbie Holley

Last week, we formally launched the new Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme (LEAP) with three workshops for staff on the Talbot campus.  LEAP is a process that generates a visual representation of the structure, learning types, activities and assessment on a unit.  Once complete, the visualisation can be used for unit development, reviewing the level of… Read more »

Writing Insights: a resource for all writers

====cross posted message==== Dear all The Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows have relaunched their blog series. As many of you will know, Consultant Fellows (CFs) are successful published writers, with expertise in facilitating group activities. They run writing workshops for students and staff in universities across the UK. All CFs have been Royal Literary Fund Fellows,… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th December 2017

Despite Sarah and Jane donning their sparkly Christmas jumpers there has been no let up this week – here is your fully stuffed pre-Christmas policy update (and not a turkey in sight)!  We’ll be back in the New Year unless anything really exciting happens next week Accelerated Degrees The long awaited consultation on accelerated degrees… Read more »