Education

The European Digital Action Plan

A short summary: Through the European cooperation between EU Member States, the exchange of good practices and  peer learning, the EU work on a Digital Action Plan started in January 2018. Set against a backdrop of desire to  reduce of the socio-economic inequalities, the action plan will be a comprehensive plan seeking to improve key… Read more »

The Open Revolution Book – free to download

With thanks to the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group for sharing The Open Revolution: Rewriting the Rules of the Information Age by Rufus Pollock  About the Book:   The Open Revolution Book An Open World, A World In Which Information Is Openly And Freely Available To Us All  Will the digital revolution give us digital… Read more »

Pepper the robot appears for the Education Select Committee

Cross posting from www.partliament.uk ===== Pepper the robot answers questions from the Education Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the implications for education of developments in artificial intelligence. Watch Parliament TV: Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution Education Committee Witnesses Tuesday 16 October in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House At 10 am Panel one Professor Rose… Read more »

Brightspace Group Assignments and Collaboration.

Student group

Does you unit call for group work? If so, you probably know that you can create groups to help with student management. But did you know that in Brightspace, groups can be used for much more.   Group Assignments. Now Brightspace (large file) and Turnitin assignments can be set up for group submissions. Any member… Read more »

CQR and CEL: Creativity, the key to connectivity

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) and the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) are natural allies for creative endeavours–in research and dissemination for CQR, and education or CEL. Members from both centres will be working together to share ideas, skills and resources across the fusion areas of Education, Research and Professional Practice. CEL are developing… Read more »

Short courses for credit

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »

MA Corporate Communication students experience LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Tauheed Ramjaun, Lecturer In Corporate Communications, FMC attended a Lego workshop run by the Centre of Excellence. CEL has boxes of lego to loan out if you are interested in using it for education. Here is his report of using Lego. During this first week of teaching, I had the opportunity to apply the LEGO®… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »

New midwifery student publication by CEL author

A new text in the popular Midwifery student series, Midwifery Essentials, has been published by CEL staff member Dr Jenny Hall in collaboration with Dr Helen Baston, Consultant midwife in Sheffield. The 6th in the series, this one is around Emergency Midwifery Care and provides up-to-date knowledge for students, and qualified midwives alike, based on… Read more »