Posts By: Nicole Ferdinand

“Look more excited Nicole!” Reflections on Carnival U at Carnival Expo

Regular readers of the CEL blog will already know Carnival U. For those who don’t, they are a team of 9 MSc events management charged with co-creating a Carnival University for the Carnival Expo at the Kia Oval which is part of a project led by Dr Nicole Ferdinand, BU Learning and Teaching Fellow 2017/18…. Read more »

Making Videos with Camtasia Studio 8

Video is becoming an increasingly important part of teaching and learning practice, as well as in documenting research projects, especially for those who would like to demonstrate impact. Camtasia Studio 8 is a great video editing tool within the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit supported by the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth… Read more »

#Justaddrum: Exploring Caribbean Culture through Caribbean Rums

This month MSc Events Management students were treated to a special guest lecture from Caribbean Rum Specialist, Peter Holland, Owner of the Floating Rum Shack. Peter had a lot to say about exhibition and event management practice. His role as brand ambassador for a number of Caribbean rum brands sees him attending more events in… Read more »

Vote for Carnival U

If you’re a regular reader of the CEL blog, you’ve already heard of the CEL learning and teaching project Carnival U. It  comprises 10 students who are co-creating a Carnival University, which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018, under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Ferdinand. You may not know that Carnival U have entered their CEL  project which… Read more »

Did you have a ‘try January’?

Many of us use January as the start of the year to get ourselves off to productive start and try introducing new habits. We start exercising, go on that diet we’ve been putting off or cut out alcohol.  BU’s Carnival University spent January 2018 trying new things. We first tried a new project management tool… Read more »

Carnival U’s Year in Review

BU’s Carnival U, which was launched in October 2017, had a fantastic start and great things are expected from the team come 2018. The BU Carnival University brings together students with an interest in events and media production to co-create a series of informative workshops to be presented at the Carnival Expo in May 2018. Under… Read more »

Why not give Xerte a try this semester?

Although not widely known Xerte Online Toolkits is a suite of browser based learning tools that have been available to all BU academic staff for roughly 3 years. They are currently used by a handful of lecturers. They are not included in BU’s TEL Toolkit but they can be accessed via https://xerte.bournemouth.ac.uk/ using your BU… Read more »