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15 best Gear VR apps to make your VR experience better!

Samsung’s Gear VR is in a bit of an awkward place. It sites between the simpler offerings of Google Daydream and Google Cardboard, but not quite the super ridiculous experience of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Still, it’s an excellent device for beginners to the VR experience. Most apps are available in the Oculus Store… Read more »

A Wicked Challenge

Education is changing – but what does this look like in practice? What does the future of learning hold for students? At Bournemouth University we are responding to research that considers how teachers of the future will work with their classes. Drawing upon examples from fields as diverse as archaeology and nursing, Professor Debbie Holley, Professor Liz… Read more »

Why is my curriulum white: report on our students union ‘table talk’ evening

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It was an honour to be invited to join our distinguished national panel at our own Students Union Table Talk event; a series of events hosted at BU exploring Race, Education, Equity and Social Justice. Decolonising the curriculum is an important agenda item in current UK Higher Education, and is about presenting a fair and… Read more »

Video feedback using Brightspace and Panopto

In this short 7 minute video, Suzy Atfield-Cutts in Computing demonstrates how to create Panopto video feedback with Brightspace submissions.  Recording with Panopto has the benefit of a longer time duration than using standard Brightspace video feedback and the main screen can also be captured allowing students to follow through the comments with their piece… Read more »

Workshop: Unit Delivery and Assessment Landscaping

This workshop will look at different delivery patterns, including multi-modal delivery, eg. Blended Learning, Flipped classroom, online and face-to-face. We will also look at the timetable, ILOs and the design of your unit. This workshop will explore Panopto, Audience response systems, eg. Mentimeter, Turning Point, Kahoot; social media, Padlet, Trello, WordPress and Slack Key Information… Read more »

Service Excellence Conference

#BUProud of our  BU  Service excellence conferences Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence and Dr Camila Devis-Rozental, Senior Lecturer Service excellence Today we launch our April Service Excellence Conference – our 7 th conference and we have a great line up of speakers to inspire you, take a look at the link and book your… Read more »

15 best VR apps for Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR!

Virtual reality is taking off in a big way. However, it is still a very young industry. There are several VR platforms, including three mobile platforms with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR. Of course, Google Cardboard is also compatible with other simple, third party VR headsets. These represent the three mobile VR platforms…. Read more »

Celebrating International Women’s day – a WAN and CEL co-production!

All welcome to our International Women’s day celebration: please book through OD https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/workingatbu/staffdevelopmentandengagement/staffengagement/internationalwomensdaynetworkingevent/ Time Activity Location 9.30-10.00 Coffee and networking EBC 501 10.00-11.00 Coding tasters with CEL Try coding for beginners Come along and find out how simple coding can transform your Brightspace VLE site Led by CEL LTs Kar, Laura, Kathy, Jenna and Tracey… Read more »

Achieving Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via TeachBU

At BU we are keen to strengthen the quality of teaching through the provision of continuing development opportunities for staff. Achievement of professional recognition by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) demonstrates continuing professional development and professionalism in teaching and the support of student learning. Under BU2025, our students will have a personalised, inter-disciplinary and consistently… Read more »

Workshop: Enhancing Feedback and Strategies for Future Engagement

This workshop will look at the benefits of online assessment handling and how marking online can save you time and provide a better student experience to your students. You will also learn about Intelligent Agents, Discussion Boards and Video Notes in Brightspace Key Information Aimed at: Academic Staff Indicative Frequency: Weekly Facilitated by: Ann Luce… Read more »