Assessment and feedback

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more »

Meet your new Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader: Dr Shelley Thompson

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce myself as the CEL theme leader for enhancing assessment and feedback. My name is Shelley Thompson, and I’m a senior lecturer and Head of Education and Professional Practice for Politics programmes in the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Corporate and Marketing Communications Department. I’m so excited to be working… Read more »

LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Library and Learning Support have developed a new Study Skills guide to enhance access to the extensive Study Skills Workshop Programme that we deliver to support students. Linking to existing study skills guidance in  myBU and Brightspace the guide makes choosing and booking a workshop even easier.  It will be particularly useful for Programme Leaders… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more »

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

We continue our series of summer updates focussing on themes rather than news with a look at learning gain.  We have updates on the Industrial Strategy Bell review of Life Sciences, and an update on the TEF from UUK. Learning Gain Learning gain has become a potential hot topic for universities over the last year… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

NSS results HEFCE published the NSS results last week. In their press release they highlight the changes to the survey and the fact that the responses are not comparable with previous years – there were 10 new questions and wording changes to 9 questions. The NUS boycott linked to the TEF affected 12 institutions who… Read more »

Celebrate 2017: Some reflections on using video feedback at Bournemouth University

Ambrose Seddon presented reflections on using video feedback on the BSc Music Technology degrees at Bournemouth University. Ambrose used Panopto to create video feedback to students. In part, this strategy addressed institutional drivers such as the BU strategic plan and NSS scores especially related to assessment and feedback/ forward. He outlined that providing detailed written… Read more »

Celebrate 2017: The value of formative feedback in simulation the learning gain for students

Dawn Morley, from the University of Surrey, presented with Ashley Spriggs (Bournemouth University) and Simon Bettles (University of Surrey) at the CELebrate conference. They presented on the impact of formative review, the debrief, that occurs during and after simulation. Simulation is a rapidly developing area of pedagogy which enables students to safely practice skills and… Read more »