Posts By: Debbie Holley

Wonkfest 18: BU Head of Student Services Mandi Barron contributes to the student mental health debate

Debate Stage: crisis, what crisis? Is student mental health really a “no brainer”?   Student mental health is making headlines almost daily – so this session was (unsurprisingly) packed. But kicked off by focusing whether or not this amounts to a ‘crisis’. Chris Shelley, Director of Student Academic Services, University of Greenwich reports Tressler set out… Read more »

Wonkfest 18: can teaching be measured? Professor Debbie Holley contributes to the debate…

Our debate created intense media comment: “TEF is a busted flush” – no punches being pulled at #Wonkfest18 #EvershedsSutherland #EducationTeam WonkFest18 and wonk extraordinaire David Kernohan introduced our session: Learning and teaching might feel like the hardest university missions to measure, but it has been one of the most measured in recent times. A key figure… Read more »

Wonkfest18: what are the key messages?

The ultimate chic location of Ravensbourne University down by the Millennium Dome was the location of this years  @wonkfest18 –  500 academics, policy makers and industry shakers came together to discuss, debate and future spot Higher Education trends. Policy: Sir Michael Barber, head of the Office for Students emphasised its regulatory responsibilities, and challenged Universities… Read more »

BU-funded research co-created with student carers featured in SRHE webinar

Last month, former CEL Research Fellow Dr Jacqueline Priego (currently Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Portsmouth) and Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL, presented findings from their study “Students who bounce back: A research project with student carers at Bournemouth University”, as part of the Society for Research into Higher Education’s… Read more »

Aspiring National Teaching Fellows’ Networking Event, run by NTFs for aspiring NTFs

As you are probably aware, the HEA (now Advance HE) has, for the past 18 years, offered the opportunity for outstanding HE educators to be recognised as National Teaching Fellows. This is a hugely prestigious award that carries kudos both for the individual and her/his institution. This year, for the first time, BU was successful… Read more »

ALT Webinar: Reaching Out to Rural Africa, Wednesday the 24 October 1 to 2 PM

Apologies for cross posting – but some of you met Prof John Traxler, the international researcher on mobile technologies on a visit to BU last year. Catch up on his latest work: In this webinar three researchers, Caroline Kuhn, Dominic Kimani and John Traxler discuss their perspectives on a workshop that took place in Kenya… Read more »

The European Digital Action Plan

A short summary: Through the European cooperation between EU Member States, the exchange of good practices and  peer learning, the EU work on a Digital Action Plan started in January 2018. Set against a backdrop of desire to  reduce of the socio-economic inequalities, the action plan will be a comprehensive plan seeking to improve key… Read more »

The Open Revolution Book – free to download

With thanks to the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group for sharing The Open Revolution: Rewriting the Rules of the Information Age by Rufus Pollock  About the Book:   The Open Revolution Book An Open World, A World In Which Information Is Openly And Freely Available To Us All  Will the digital revolution give us digital… Read more »

The amazing JISC digital experience insights survey report now published!

Please see below for further details and how to access the report. === Dear colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of our Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018: findings from students in UK further and higher education. The report shares the findings from our 2018 student digital experience insights survey (previously known as… Read more »

Pepper the robot appears for the Education Select Committee

Cross posting from www.partliament.uk ===== Pepper the robot answers questions from the Education Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the implications for education of developments in artificial intelligence. Watch Parliament TV: Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution Education Committee Witnesses Tuesday 16 October in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House At 10 am Panel one Professor Rose… Read more »