Case Studies Outside BU

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

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 https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap/issue/view/318 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. https://goo.gl/Ygynsz 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: http://journal.atlaanz.org/index.php/ATLAANZ   There are five articles… Read more »

UK data service – some amazing L&T ideas and resources

Colleagues, some amazing resources from the UK Data Service – please do take a look if you use data sets with your students. ============================================= Do you want to show your students how to answer real-life questions using data available to them at the touch of a button? Then look no further… We invite you to… Read more »

The Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development – now published

===thank you to University of Bedford colleagues ==== Dear Colleague, The Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development is now published. Please visit: https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/issue/view/30 We hope you enjoy this issue. Vol 7, Issue 2 July 2017 Table of Contents Papers A Critical Approach to Global Citizenship in Initial Teacher Training in the UK… Read more »

Report and resources: Southern Region Aspiring National Teaching Fellows Networking event

35 staff from across the Southern Region gathered at Bournemouth University on 7th June to network and learn about the National Teaching Fellow scheme, run by the HEA . A joint event run by National Teaching Fellows Dr Kirsten Hardie, former Chair of the Association of NTFs (Arts University Bournemouth) and Professors Debbie Holley and Stephen Tee, (BU)…. Read more »

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: HEA Symposium on Technology-Enabled Assessment

The Higher Education Academy recently held a Symposium in York as part of a series on ‘Transforming Assessment in Higher Education’. BU presented a Case Study at this event on our use of Online Assignment Handling, authored by David Fevyer and Kathryn Cheshir. This case study paid particular attention to our institution-wide adoption of Turnitin for… Read more »

Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Colleagues, delighted to report that our abstract for the prestigious Association of Learning Technologists has been accepted – there has been significant interest in the BU work in this area, led by David Biggins, previously a CEL theme leader and now one of our Academic Learning Advisors working on Brightspace, our new VLE ==== Developing… Read more »