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The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »

Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.

Title of our paper Presented at the: – European Conference of Research Methods (ECRM) – Rome 2018. Susanne Clarke has recently returned from the ECRM Conference in Rome after submitting a conference paper in partnership with Dr Lois Farquharson. The wider team also included our brilliant Student Research Assistant, Nancy Sheppard and a colleague from… Read more »

Expressions of Interest sought for undergraduate awards panels

=== apologies for cross posting, some BU staff may be interested==== Undergraduate Awards (for those of you who might not have come across it, a Dublin-based awards programme celebrating creativity, excellence, and innovative thinking among undergraduate students; it started off, a decade ago, as an Ireland-only programme, but it has since gone global, and become… Read more »

Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!

Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Creating spaces and environments which bring teams together to unleash creativity and allow game changing ideas to thrive is central to embedding excellence. There is a lot of science behind many approaches to creativity & innovation and the evidence is growing all the time. It can however, be… Read more »

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of the initiatives within this campaign is a BU-wide scheme called… Read more »

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback – can you assist? Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). many thanks! The CEL team === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback – colleagues please can you assist Naomis’ SRHE project? 10 mins only!

Apologies for cross-posting, but please can any colleagues interested in Assessment and Feedback complete this short survey? ====== Assessment and feedback are one of the most important tasks we undertake as academics, yet also one of the most time-consuming. Through a project funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, I am aiming to… Read more »

Working Out Loud – a 21st Century Skill

This blog is asking for information from anyone who has tried the concept of Working out Loud and can help me learn more about this.   I realise from the research into the concept that it begins with harnessing your networks and generously sharing and learning from each other.  Watching the Ted Talks the benefits to… Read more »

Interested in Learning Analytics?

The effective use of Learning Analytics (LA) has been identified by Jisc as a priority for HEIs and there are many case studies of its successful use. The data from LA can be used at the institution, faculty, department and unit levels to help make informed decisions which can lead to improved student satisfaction, retention… Read more »

Writing Space – Talbot and Lansdowne

Writing Space – Talbot and Lansdowne Image from www.blog.taaonline.net Writing can be difficult and lonely at times. Getting out and away from your usual distractions can help boost your productivity. Sometimes, it’s nice to write amongst a group of other like-minded colleagues, working quietly together and gently encouraging each other to soldier on. The following… Read more »