Anyone can teach. Part 2- Caring!

Welcome back to part 2 of this teaching tips series! In part 1, you found out that anyone can teach! ‎ Now let’s start to unpick the very foundations of what actually makes a good teacher, bit by bit?   I asked my colleagues for their top teaching tips. Several of their comments related… Read more »

Call for Submissions: NAFSA’s Global Studies Literature Review Issue 9 – New Models and Emerging Perspectives in Global Education

Submission deadline: August 5, 2018 Targeted publication date: January 2019 Rebecca Hovey and Bryan McAllister-Grande, coeditors NAFSA’s Global Studies Literature Review (GSLR) is an online journal of book reviews, review essays, and thought-provoking articles. The editors welcome submissions covering recent books and work in the interconnected fields of global studies and international education. The last… Read more »

CEL starts CMALT

The Chartered Membership for the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) is the industry standard – a Certified Membership scheme developed by ALT to enable those who work with learning technology to have their experience and capabilities certified to demonstrate their commitment to professional development. The CEL Technology Enhanced Learning  Innovation and Development Service (TELID) are… Read more »

DEADLINE REMINDER: Applying for HEA Fellowship

A reminder that the final deadline to apply for HEA Fellowship via TeachBU this academic year is this Friday, 22ndJune 2018. Applications received will be reviewed at an Assessment Panel, scheduled for 11th July 2018. If you have any questions please contact

Would you like to know how AI works? Want to see it in practice and learn about the legal implications? Do join Dinusha and her team at the Festival of Learning Event

Can an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot ‘create’ a new work or invention, with the human creator, simply being a facilitator? If so, who owns the creative work or invention? As we move to the next stage of computing and AI, it raises a number of challenges in relation to intellectual property, data, privacy and ethics…. Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th June 2018

A busy week for publications this week, while the government have been busy with Brexit votes and there is a positive story about immigration rules. The Economics of HE The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its report on the higher education market on Friday. After some interesting evidence sessions, Research Professional report that the outcome is disappointing:… Read more »

Learning Technologists Showcase Brightspace for Large Group Teaching

CELebrate 2018 saw our fabulous team of Learning Technologists showcase what Brightspace can do for colleagues who are teaching large groups. The team focused on four main areas: formative quizzes; communication via discussion boards and chat; intelligent agents and video notes. Formative quizzes can be an excellent tool if you want to test your student’s… Read more »

CELebrate 2018: Pushing the boundaries on large group teaching

I was able to lead part of a session at yesterday’s CELebrate Conference on the topic of large group teaching. The source of my material on how staff are pushing their boundaries was the data collected by staff who participated in this year’s PREP activity, iVLE. From this rich source of information on how staff… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 8th June 2018

HEPI Student Experience Survey The  Higher Education Policy Institute  (HEPI) and  Advance HE  have published a joint  report on student academic experience.  The report was launched at the annual HEPI conference and Sam Gyimah gave the keynote address. The report includes a lot of insight and is worth looking at – there are some new questions… Read more »