Case Studies Outside BU

Some innovative practice from around the HE sector where ‘research’ informs the learning

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 »

Join in! the Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00

Dear Colleagues, Our next Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00 – 13:00 (60 minutes) with Matt Thorpe and Steven Williams, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisors, Manchester Metropolitan University. This month’s TLC is titled ‘How can I make my online delivery more engaging?’. This conversation will offer an opportunity for discussion… Read more »

Future Teacher Talk: Getting savvy with digital tools and resources – 1pm Thursday 25th October

Interested in tech? ALT are hosting a series of webinars The registration for our next Future Teacher webinar entitled Getting savvy with digital tools and resources is now available via our usual FT Talks resource https://xot.futureteacher.eu/play.php?template_id=4 The session summary is as follows: There are a wide range of excellent tools – many free – that… Read more »

Accessibility MOOCs – two running in September/October

Thanks to Chris Scholes for passing our way: ====== FutureLearn Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments Sept 3rd for three weeks – for those working in Higher Education and interested in making elearning accessible “Explore the barriers experienced by disabled students and learn how to overcome these barriers through inclusive practices.” https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/inclusive-learning-teaching/   FutureLearn Digital Accessibility… Read more »

 EC-TEL 2018 Healthcare Education Track

 Apologies for cross posting, but those with a TEL/Digital/Health set of professional/ research interests in this area may find the specialist track of value…. ===== EC-TEL 2018 Healthcare Education Track – Key Messages    The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning is being hosted in Leeds and has a dedicated one-day track devoted to TEL in… Read more »

Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book

Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more »

Just out! The LinkedIn 2018 Workplace Learning Report

The rise of the digital is transforming talent development… ==== Our research shows that today’s talent developer is being asked to balance competing demands from executives, managers, and employees alike: They must play a critical role in shaping future workforce strategy, while delivering hyper-relevant content to support employee needs of today, and cater these vast… Read more »

Student centred induction wins Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’

Congratulations to staff and students for this student-centred (rather than staff led) inclusive induction initiative at Huddersfield  it has just won the Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’ https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/news-and-blog/a-flying-start-to-university-study/

Succeeding with non-traditional learners in HE: a workshop recap

Apologies for cross posting: An extract from the blog on Continuing Access and Education featuring BUs own Shell Morgan. Shell is the Associate Dean for the Student Experience with the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University: Michelle Morgan (Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Experience at Bournemouth University)–stepping in for Liz Thomas–gave an… Read more »