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 »

@cel_bu, the BEST TWEETERS in the land!!

It’s official!! The CEL team are THE BEST Tweeters across the UK… or at least at the ALDinHE Conference, which took place March 26-28 in Leicester. CEL Theme Leaders, Dr. Shelley Thompson, Anne Quinney and Dr. Ann Luce, along with Head of CEL, Prof. Debbie Holley made the long trek north over the Easter break… Read more »

CEL: Exploring My Academic Career Profile in the Thinking Environment

Wednesday 30th May 13:00 – 14:30 at Talbot Campus The workshops will provide a space for those who attend to explore their route through their academic career pathway and reflect on that route whilst also considering the path they will take in the future. The workshop will provide a basic overview of the Thinking Environment… Read more »

Layered: Augmented Reality Study

The time is right for the world to become Layered… Undertaken in partnership with AR technology company Zappar, Layered is a Mindshare Futures study which explores user behaviour, identifies four key trends shaping the future of AR and discusses implications for brands. Education only gets a passing mention, but the implications are clear! You can access the full study… Read more »

5 Education Technology Trends in 2018

The world of education is already being introduced to new technology trends in 2018. As school objectives evolve and technology advances, new teaching methods and EdTech trends emerge each year. Technology in education constantly disrupts and enhances pedagogy. It paves the way for new learning experiences and provides innovative ways to achieve core goals for… Read more »

BSI Report: The requirements for standards in the VR and AR sectors

The British Standards Institute (BSI) have just released their first report to assess the requirement for industrywide standards and guidelines to help shape best practice in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sectors. Amongst other things, the report raises some interesting questions regarding how the Education sector can develop and meet the projected talent pool… Read more »

Xerte Online Toolkits version 3.6 now released

Apologies for cross posting, but may of interest to us ‘Xerte’ fans: Julian Tenney <Julian.Tenney@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK> wrote: Dear all, The Xerte team and project are very pleased to announce the official release of Xerte Online Toolkits version 3.6 available from A huge amount of work has gone into this latest release and there are many… Read more »

LAST CHANCE: iVLE Workshop (PREP Activity)

This year’s PREP activity across all Faculties is called iVLE. It is an opportunity for you to share best practice on your use of the VLE: MyBU or Brightspace and how this contributes to the student experience. The areas of education practice that comprise iVLE include but are not limited to: Content of units, ie learning… Read more »

CEL Theme Leader Drop-In Sessions, 24th April, FG19, 10am-12pm

CEL Theme Leaders Dr Ann Luce and Dr Shelley Thompson host these drop-in sessions to provide support tailored to YOU! Technology Enhanced Learning (Dr Ann Luce) We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. These drop in sessions are available to support colleagues with your technology… Read more »