Conference Report

Attendance at International conference on Spirituality in healthcare

This week I attended the 4th International conference on spirituality in Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland. The theme was ‘Spirituality at a crossroads’, interesting timing of the title in relation to the current debates being discussed in Ireland at this time. The conference was organised by the Spirituality research and innovation group in the school of… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

CELebrate 2018: Pushing the boundaries on large group teaching

I was able to lead part of a session at yesterday’s CELebrate Conference on the topic of large group teaching. The source of my material on how staff are pushing their boundaries was the data collected by staff who participated in this year’s PREP activity, iVLE. From this rich source of information on how staff… Read more »

Advance HE Scotland and UWS – Retention Symposium April 2018

A Scottish colleague forwarded me this report from a conference – and I spotted BUs own Michelle Morgan featured talking about enhancing the student experience. The full post is here: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/advance-he-scotland-and-uws-retention-symposium-april-2018 == extract from Advance HE blog site: Michelle Morgan, Associate Dean for Student Experience at Bournemouth University, opened the event with a keynote titled… Read more »

Keynote presentation at European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and health

On May 17th Dr Jenny Hall from CEL and the Centre for Qualitative Research presented a keynote at the joint 6th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and health and 5th International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. The conference brought together clinicians, theologians, researchers and healthcare chaplains together from as far… Read more »

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 »

BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event!

Panel member Professor Debbie Holley (@debbieholley1) reports on the BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event! Details:I was invited to join the panel for an afternoon of inspirational talks from leading industry speakers: 14:00 – Welcome and introduction on behalf of SUBU, Ebony Harding, SU VP Community 14:10 – Avoiding the imposter syndrome by… Read more »

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 »

What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018

What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018 The ALDinHE conference ran 26/28 April, and featured two wonderful keynotes, the first from Prof Roni Bamber, speaking about the HE sector, metrics measurements and the need for the student voice and experience to shine through. ‘Stats and Stories’… Read more »