Monthly Archives: February 2018

Virtual Avebury begins!

Our Immersive Partnerships project (Virtual Avebury) has officially started! Virtual Avebury is an AHRC/EPSRC funded project under the 2017 Immersive Partnerships call. It is a creative partnership between BU (Liz Falconer [PI] in CEL, Kate Welham [Co-I] in Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science) Daden Ltd., Satsymph and National Trust. And we are pleased to announce that we’ll be joined on 1st… Read more »

Virtual Worlds: concepts, applications and future directions

In the best traditions of shameless book-plugging, just a note to say that my new book, co-edited with my good friend and colleague Dr Mari Carmen Gil Ortega, is now out! No surprises that it is about virtual worlds 😉 We’re particularly chuffed that it is featured as a ‘What’s special in February’ title on… Read more »

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

 The VWBPE 2018 conference will be held in Second Life on 15-17 March – it’s free to attend and you can do it from the comfort of your own home or office desk :-).  This conference is well worth a visit if you have an interest in VR, AR and all things virtual in education, as… Read more »

Flipped classrooms – the presentation launch of the BU touchscreens.

Last week saw the launch of the first of BU’s new touch screens, and the pilot of the ‘talk to a Learning Technologist’ lunchtimes 12.00-13.00  in the Staff Centre at Talbot Campus.  The event, including pancakes, started with a presentation by Professor Michael Wilmore, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communication, on a flipped… Read more »

Lansdowne Campus CEL 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 »

New from the Women’s Academic Network – forthcoming semester 2 events Uncategorized Sara Ashencaen Crabtree The Women’s Academic Network (WAN) has been a not-so-quietly growing feature of academic life at BU since September 2013. For many women academics (those in the know) it offers an annual programme of events, activities and career support in a vibrant… Read more »

Two trustees needed at the Association of University Administrators (AUA)

Dear colleague, The following information from the Association of University Administrators might be of interest to you: Overview We are looking for two Trustees who represent the breadth and diversity of our membership to join our established Board.  Becoming a Trustee is both a rewarding way to give back to the Association and to higher… Read more »

Spaces Available: TEL Toolkit

Come learn some of the apps and tools supported at BU that you can use to enhance learning in your classroom. We will discuss Padlet, Linoit, Bristol Online Surveys, Panopto and other tools that you will find helpful in your classroom. These tools will make the learning experience more engaging for your students, and will… Read more »

What value a National Teaching fellowship?

New on Wonkhe Vivien Rolfe examines the implications of the removal of funding awards from the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. Vivien Rolfe is grateful to Peter Hartley, James Davenport, Debbie Holley, and Stephen McHanwell for their contributions to this article.We write in a personal capacity.  ===== The new testimonies feature as part of a WONKHE.com article. The contributors to the article were Stephen… Read more »