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‘Tis the season for sharing … BU best practice

Idea generation

This week I visited Goldsmiths University of London to share some of Bournemouth University’s best practice in problem-based learning. It focused on action-based research and relied heavily on co-creation. Students were introduced to a form of scenario planning which utilises expert opinion to create plausible scenarios. The students were taking the MA in Event and… Read more »

The use of Lego for an Assessment Centres Workshop

Manne Garon-Buffery, Placement Coordinator to Level 5 Design & Engineering students, shares her experience of using Lego for the first time. CEL has boxes of Lego for short term loan for teaching and training, please contact Curie Scott  Level 5 Design & Engineering includes four cohorts totalling 190 students studying Product Design, Industrial Design, Design… Read more »

Service Excellence in TEL: What are you excited about?

As part of the Service Excellence conference December 2018, the Innovation and Technology team would like to know what new or emerging technologies you are excited about using for teaching, learning and student engagement. Please put your suggestions and ideas in the comments section below.

5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions for 2019

Futurist Bernard Marr is predicting more hype around AI in 2019 as businesses and society increasingly realise its benefits and look to adopt it.  AI will become more pervasive as it becomes a more trusted technology and will initially create more jobs than it replaces. Read the full article here.

Journal of Information Literacy: new edition here and free to read

Creativity photo, posts its, flip chart paper sharpies

===== Dear Colleagues, I’m thrilled to say that volume 12:2 of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes peer-reviewed articles on students’ funds of knowledge; how learners say they evaluate sources, and how they actually go about doing so; and the ‘seven voices’ of various… Read more »

UCISA 2018 Immersive Environments Conference

UCISA 2018 Immersive Environments Conference Heidi Singleton, Elizabeth Falconer and Debbie Holley presented “Engage and Engage and Educate with Virtual Reality: sharing our experiences of Virtual Avebury and VR Deteriorating Patient” at the UCISA conference this week and the presentation sparked quite a bit of interest.   https://ucisa.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/713f32b50a5045a580119b2df9056f7e1d?catalog=f5dd3e61c6b54f2fb4bfa3cf2199894f21&playFrom=9199&autoStart=true   We had the privilege of learning… Read more »

Research Concordat…. Have your say!

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers was reviewed in the summer and the consultation on this review is open until 7th January 2018. Although there is likely to be a BU institutional response, you are encouraged to participate in this consultation as individuals. In addition, Bournemouth University, as holders of the HR… Read more »

Supporting students as they transition from school to university – a report from a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow

Camila Devis-Rozental was awarded a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellowship in 2017-18 and used it to develop her student-focused project: Mind the gap – supporting students to successful transition from school to university: Current practice and future possibilities. She reports below on the first stage of this project: Last year, I was fortunate enough to… Read more »