Brightspace

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 »

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 »

CEL keynote at the Education Technology Conference in Dublin

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Education Technology Conference at University College Dublin (UCD).  The day long conference was attended by some 120 academic staff and focused on aspects of technology enhanced learning.  There were many presentations during the day including how to engage students in China, using the flipped classroom… Read more »

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… Read more »

CEL to give keynote at University College Dublin Education Technology conference

CEL are very pleased to have been invited to provide the keynote address at the University College Dublin Education Technology Conference on 15 March 2018. The subject of the presentation, to be delivered by David Biggins, is a reflection of how BU has implemented Brightspace to promote student success.  UCD have recently chosen to implement… Read more »

Lunchtime ‘big screen’ drop-in sessions daily, 12 – 1, Staff Centre at Talbot

Following the launch of the new big screen in the Staff Centre at Talbot Campus this afternoon, we are pleased to announce and invite you to a daily programme of drop-in sessions between 12 and 1 from now until Easter. Come along and try out the new touch screen or talk TEL with CEL Learning… Read more »

How to book your Brightspace training

Brightspace Training can now be booked via dedicated intranet pages that will be updated with all future training session details. Academic and Support Staff are welcome to book the most appropriate training session depending on their role. Academic Staff Brightspace Foundation training is a well-tested set of steps about the practical application of Brightspace for… Read more »

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more »