Education

13th June CELebrate2018: Teaching, Technology and the TEF (keynote speaker Sarah Knight from JISC)

  This year our CEL ‘CELebration’ events were Faculty based with a series of Faculty led Assessment and Feedback fiestas, conferences and laboratories. For CELebrate2018, the key theme that arose from working with staff across the University, was working with large groups. In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities… Read more »

Pioneer in the gamification of education in Malta

Gabby Govus, a teacher at St Catherine’s High School, Pembroke, shares her experience of conducting digital literacy lessons in classrooms using Microsoft’s innovative IT tools over the past four years. A group of students from our school were recently hosted by the Microsoft Innovation Centre for a Minecraft Education in the Classroom session. The event… Read more »

Reflections from the OER18 Conference

Myself and two colleagues (Liz Falconer and Denyse King) attended the OER18 Conference Yesterday.  They presented two case studies (VR Avebury, and VR Healthcare) and illustrated how VR (virtual reality) brings unique considerations for open access.  For example, considerations about whether settings, avatars, props etc are available to others; and indeed, the point that OE-VR… Read more »

New article published online

A paper written by Dr Jenny Hall from CEL and Dr Sue Way from the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) has been published online in the journal Midwifery. It is titled ‘A discussion paper: Do national maternity policy reviews take account of the education and training of the future midwifery workforce? An… Read more »

new Research Report on Smart Wearables 2018-20122

Juniper is a research company focussing on high-end tech – worth following and tracking their ‘reports’ which summarise contents of full research (full research is only available commercially) ==== Overview Juniper’s Smart Wearables research provides an end-to-end analysis of the trends and ecosystem developments impacting this innovative segment. The research charts key macro trends, player strategies, and is… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 29th March 2018

Industrial Strategy The Creative Industries Sector Deal has been announced.  You can read the document here.  The press release says: As part of a Creative Industries Sector Deal, to be announced today by the Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Co-Chair of the CIC, Nicola Mendelsohn, more than £150 million is being… Read more »

CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!

The Association of Learning Developer in Higher Education (ALDinHE) hold their national conference at the University of Leicester 26/28th March. Our own CEL theme leaders will be showcasing the Bournemouth University work taking place during our year of ‘Assessment and Feedback’. Please do follow/ support us on #aldcon Assessment and Feedback Fiesta Anne Quinney, Ann Luce… Read more »

Teachable Machines anyone?

Colleagues, I am delighted to be piloting an early workshop in the next stage of the ARU/BU augmented reality work for STEM students. This is at the ALDinHE National Conference, please do follow/ support us at #aldcon Design, Create, Evaluate: can a ‘teachable machine’ help learners learn? Mike Hobbs and Elaine Brown, Anglia Ruskin University; Debbie… Read more »

HE Policy Update for the w/e 23rd March 2018

HE Review The major review of HE was announced in late February (see policy update 23 Feb 2018 for our analysis). It’s a Department for Education review supported by an independent panel with an advisory role. The independent panel, led by Philip Augar, have opened a consultation and evidence gathering exercise inviting responses from the… Read more »