Posts By: dbiggins

iVLE – 10 days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

Come and work in CEL as a Learning Technologist – new vacancy advertised

A new job was advertised yesterday for a Learning Technologist in CEL. The role is to support the provision of the technology enhanced learning (TEL) systems, educationally-led advice and training needed by academic staff to support pedagogic innovation and enhance the student learning experience. For more details, please click here. Closing date for applications is… Read more »

Library guide for researchers

We have produced a library guide for researchers. It acts as central hub with information about library services for staff who are undertaking research. It includes links to (amongst other things): Finding information for your research (including interlibrary loans, requesting books and access to other libraries) Open Access and depositing your research Bibliometrics Research Data Management… Read more »

IVLE – 15 working days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

Book a LEAP session for your unit, team or department

What is LEAP? LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which a visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning… Read more »

Audience response systems – a further update

The project to buy a site-wide licence of the latest version of the TurningPoint application which supports PowerPoint-based, web-based and self-paced polling of students and other audiences is still on-going.  We continue to seek funding for the project. In the interim, we recommend the use of the hand-held clickers with TurningPoint version 5.  If you… Read more »

The many (potential) benefits of Learning Analytics

A report issued on 8 March 2018 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 6.4% of undergraduate students dropped out of higher education during their first year in 2015-16, the third year that this percentage has risen nationally.  The percentage for UK domiciled, full-time undergraduate) non-continuing students at BU who entered in 2015/16 is 8.8%,… Read more »

iVLE – 20 working days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

20 ideas for this year’s PREP, iVLE

iVLE is the PREP activity for 17/18.  Please click here for more information on the background and aims of  iVLE. The result of this PREP activity is having a very positive impact on students as this graph of the benefits shows: All four faculties are engaging with the same PREP activity this year and we… Read more »