Case Studies Outside BU

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

ALDinHE: report on the ‘teachable machine’ workshop

At the ALDinHE Conference the affordances of Google’s Teachable Machine were explored in a workshop co-run by Dr Mike Hobbs (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Debbie Holley (Bournemouth University) In their future careers students will increasingly encounter machine-learning systems, so it is appropriate to develop a deeper understanding to demystify this technology as the new… Read more »

‘HE Outreach: Developing Guidelines on Good Practice for Academics’ Call for Applications

‘HE Outreach: Developing Guidelines on Good Practice for Academics’ Call for Applications   Workshop Convener: Dr Matthew Johnson, Lecturer in Politics, Lancaster University,   Overview: A number of recent trends, notably the rise of £9,000+ fees, has brought into sharper focus the civic duties of HE institutions to engage in Outreach. While there is debate about the… Read more »

Congratulations to Prof Julian McDougall: book series & call for proposals

From:   Julian McDougall <jmcdougall@BOURNEMOUTH.AC.UK> Subject: Research in Media Literacy and Education: New Routledge book series & call for proposals Announcing a new book series… Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education. Series Editors: Pete Bennett and Julian McDougall Media literacy is now established by Unesco as a human right, and the field of media literacy… Read more »

BTEC Champions Group

===apologies for cross posting=== In response to sector-wide and institutional data that highlighted disparities in achievement and progression between BTEC entrants and their A-Level counterparts, NTU set up a ‘BTEC Champions Group’ as a university-wide initiative to identify, pilot and evaluate interventions aimed at understanding and addressing these disparities. It was also an institutional forum… Read more »

BETT: even bigger EdTech show

Colleagues, free to visit – Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees from the global education community. They come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation… Read more »

Invitation to publish, blog, lead a webinar around Flexible Learning

Please note some forthcoming opportunities concerning flexible learning:   Publish something in the Flexible Learning Special Edition of the Higher Education Pedagogies We have got some great stuff already (thanks to those who have already submitted something) but we would like more! We will shortlist all possible contributions in January and you then have until… Read more »

International Journal for Students as Partners: read, contribute, share…

We are delighted to let you know that the second issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available from The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. In Issue 2 you will find… Read more »

Booklet: ‘Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics: case studies of successful practice’

Colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ==== From: The sigma network for cross-university mathematics and statistics support <SIGMA-NETWORK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK> on behalf of Rowlett, Peter <P.Rowlett@SHU.AC.UK> Sent: 14 September 2017 15:00 To: SIGMA-NETWORK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Subject: Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics: case studies of successful practice Dear all, You may be aware that part of the activity of the sigma Network Employability SIG was… Read more »

A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education Dilly Fung – Download for free

Colleagues, please find below the link to the free download of this open access book. Thanks to our previous PDRF Dr Jacq Priego for forwarding. Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students… Read more »

L&T journal from New Zealand – open access, interesting article on student transitions

Kia ora from NZ / Aotearoa, where we’re experiencing the lowest temperatures in a few years. But most of us know someone who has a radiator – we’ll get through it. Just writing to let you know about our journal, which has just gone ‘live’ on our website at:   There are five articles… Read more »