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

Welcoming visitors to BU

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 »

Apologies for cross -posting – PhD bursaries in ‘R’ this summer

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R Summer School Courses methods@manchester Summer School 1-12 July 2019 University of Manchester Limited PhD Bursaries Available   methods@manchester is delighted to be holding its annual Summer School from 1-12 July 2019.   The Summer School offers a range of specialised courses covering a variety of topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate and ECR research… Read more »

VR Meditation: The Path To Next-Gen Health & Happiness

Stress has been dubbed the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and technology is often cited as one of the major contributors to the stressors of modern life. But, at the same time, tech is becoming part of the solution. In this article Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech from Forbes,… Read more »

Today! Do join in an excellent webinar Tuesday 2nd April 12.00-13.00

Working One to One: Authentically Student-centred Learning Development   Dr Helen Webster Head of the Writing Development Centre Newcastle University   About this conversation Learning Developers, Personal Tutors, Peer Mentors, Dyslexia Tutors, Librarians… Many of us work one to one with students to help them reflect on their learning and develop their academic literacies and wider… 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 »

Regional event: Intro to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Bournemouth University hosted the South Coast Academic Regional Network (SCARN). SCARN enables PGCert leaders from various Universities around the region to discuss Education practice  and collaborate for conference and writing opportunities. SCARN meets 2-3 times a year and this event was hosted by Dr Curie Scott from CEL on Monday 18th March 2019. SCARN members… Read more »

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more »

BAFTA and albert partner with UK universities to tackle environmental impact of screen industries

27 February 2019 The initiative will provide students, staff and graduates with the opportunity to learn about environmentally responsible working practices and their professional relevance, contributing to the transformation of the film and television industry The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced a new partnership between UK universities and albert,… Read more »

JISC – Horizons report – emerging technologies and the mental health challenge

This report is split into two sections. The first section focuses on summarising the major strategic challenges the sector is facing, analysing the current state of the most relevant emerging technologies and then mapping where the emerging technologies could help with the strategic challenges. The second section consists of a horizon scan of mental health and wellbeing. In… Read more »