Curriculum design

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

Free online webinar: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm

The sigma Network is delighted to announce a FREE event for anyone with an interest in mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm Staffordshire University The scene will be set with presentations from Dr Sue Pawley and Dr Tim Lowe from the Open University, who… Read more »

Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” guest blog post from Dr Mike Hobbs

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A blog created with Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Research Fellow, CEL. “If the task of the display is to serve as a looking-glass into the mathematical wonderland constructed in computer memory, it should serve as many senses as possible.” Sutherland, I. Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” re-edited with permission in www.wired.com (2009) Available electronically:  https://www.wired.com/2009/09/augmented-reality-the-ultimate-display-by-ivan-sutherland-1965/… Read more »

The BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit: leading the way at ALDinHE

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Anne Quinney, Ann Luce and Debbie Holley presented the BU Assessment and Feedback Toolkit to a national audience in a workshop at the ALDinHE conference last week. Alongside their work, two keynotes set the tone for different aspects of life in Higher Education today. The link to the programme is here, and all slides, presentations… Read more »

CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE

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Professor Raian Ali, Professor of Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics  hosted our visitors as they found out how gamification elements  and persuasive technologies can be used in education, and exchanged ideas and experiences around this topic in their host Faculty, Science and Technology. CEL were delighted to be part of their visit,… Read more »

10th anniversary year and the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE)

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Colleagues – some interesting articles here: This is our 10th anniversary year and the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) has a number of exciting developments to report: Firstly, Issue 14 is now live online: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/index The contents of this edition are as follows: Editorial PDF Papers Making use of students’ digital habits in higher education: What they… Read more »

5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption and How to Break Them Down

In this interesting article for VirtualiTeach, Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai schools, addresses the five main barriers to adopting virtual relaity in schools. I personally think that there are five key barriers to VR integration in schools. Five walls that are usually built from misconception, lack of understanding… Read more »

Building the University of the Future – Lego workshop

The Centre for Excellence is committed to inspiring creative approaches to learning and teaching. CEL has several boxes of lego that staff can borrow. Please contact  Curie Scott  We were delighted to host Professor Alison Smith (Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester) who facilitated two sessions . Here is a summary… Read more »

18th March Animation, Simulation and Visualisation: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Date:     18th March 2019 Timings 10-1pm room:  Student Hall, Talbot campus The CEL/TEL team at Bournemouth University are investigating Augmented and Virtual Reality and how that might be used to enhance learning. Come and join us for an introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR). We will showcase examples of how work… Read more »