LEAP

LEAP workshop with Social Sciences – 27 Jul 18

During today’s Social Sciences Curriculum Development Day we held a LEAP workshop.  This was prompted by several drivers including the departmental revalidation exercise and new programmes/units scheduled for 2020, the more immediate need to consider how the new assessment policy, 6C, can be embedded ready for 2019 and the impetus for change generated from our… Read more »

What staff are saying about the curriculum design process – LEAP

The last week has been a busy time for BU’s Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme, LEAP with a drop-in session and workshops for the History Department and Wiltshire College. One member of staff used the drop-in session to work on a unit for which she is the unit lead.  This involved setting out the structure of… Read more »

Come and find out more about LEAP on 4 July, 9-11:30 in F112

What is LEAP?  LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »

LEAP at 100

BU’s unit and programme visualisation process, LEAP, passed a recent milestone with the 100th member of staff attending one of CEL’s sessions. The response from staff has been very positive.  You can read about the previous sessions and peruse the feedback here. If you would like to find out more or discuss how the LEAP… Read more »

LEAP session with JEC

This afternoon we held a LEAP session with 30 colleagues in Journalism, English & Communication (JEC).  The session commenced with an introduction to the LEAP process, explaining the layered approach to building up the unit visualisation and how the process can help in blending, unit re-design and vertical and lateral integration to create balanced and… Read more »

LEAP taster session on Friday 8 June, 1-5 in F306

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

Come along to the next LEAP workshop on Friday 8 June

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

LEAPing into Midwifery

Today we held a LEAP session for the Midwifery team comprising 16 members of staff.  The session was well-timed because the team is preparing new units so we were able to map out the ‘to be’ unit structure, content and assessment.  It was so useful to have all the team in one room because there… Read more »

What can we do to combat the essay mills?

There was a very interesting article on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning.  The topic was the BBC investigation on the Ukranian company, Edubirdie, that writes essays for students. The BBC reported yesterday how EduBirdie was paying YouTube stars to advertise their services, noted how YouTube stars are very strong influencers (more so… Read more »

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 »