Innovation

How do you teach using textbooks? Have a say in a project exploring the future of the textbook

Colleagues, your input to assist a National Teaching Fellow would be much appreciated: I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »

Pedagogies and contexts in which textbooksare used – please support this research by taking the survey

Collageus, can you assist with a survey re textbooks? Please read on… ==== I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »

You’re invited to Accessibility with iPad – 15th November at The National Space Centre, Leicester

Accessibility with iPad Wednesday 15th November 2017 | National Space Centre, Leicester Join us for an extensive look at the built in accessibility features of the iPad, useful SEND Apps and how they can be used in the classroom. Why attend? The iPad has many built in accessibility features and we aim to explore these… Read more »

Why not give Xerte a try this semester?

Although not widely known Xerte Online Toolkits is a suite of browser based learning tools that have been available to all BU academic staff for roughly 3 years. They are currently used by a handful of lecturers. They are not included in BU’s TEL Toolkit but they can be accessed via https://xerte.bournemouth.ac.uk/ using your BU… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more »

Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality for Dementia Care- A BU Special Interest Group Working Event

A VR/AR special interest group met this morning to explore the use of various technologies in relation to potential use for the care of Dementia patients.  The meeting was chaired by Sue Thomas (Visiting Fellow) and included two members of staff from Richmondwood Residential Care Home (Johnny and Lucy Glazer).   Liz Falconer and David… Read more »

Free online 4 week Open, Flexible and Social Learning Course

Colleagues, an invitation form the wonderful Chrissi Nerantzi (ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2017) to join her four week course – see below for full details.   =============== Dear friends, We would like to bring to your attention a new iteration of the open course Flexible, Open and Social Learning or short FOS. Over four… Read more »

Using Fieldscapes as an authoring tool for creating immersive learning

Dr Liz Falconer, Denyse King (Midwifery Lecturer) and David Hunt met with Nash Mbaya and David Burden from Daden Limited today; to continue their collaborative development of a Virtual Maternity Urinalysis Clinic using ‘Fieldscapes’.  The meeting was part of the Collaborative Alternative Augmented Reality Series (CAARS)- a project that is creating a 3D virtual environment… Read more »

Engage with ALT online….ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)

Virtual Conference participation  ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al) The 2017 Annual Conference is running next week, 5 – 7 September, with over 450 participants and more than 200 sessions over three days. Conference website: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/ Conference news: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/news/ Interactive programme: http://go.alt.ac.uk/altc_prog Online participation: keynotes and… Read more »