Social Media

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 »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

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In two months’ time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design for 2018-19 commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual… Read more »

Invitation to share maths/stats case studies/ attend a social media event

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Colleagues, apologies for cross posting, some may be interested in contributing to/attending this event ==== Dear LDHEN, Are you an enthusiast for social media in a learning development context? The sigma Network is hosting an event “Using Social Media . . .” on 27th June in Staffordshire. http://www.sigma-network.ac.uk/using-social-media-for-maths-and-statistics-support-27th-june-2018/  Although the focus is on using social media for maths and… Read more »

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… Read more »

Reflections on a Creative Writing Workshop for Academics at BU, led by Kip Jones

By Susanne Clarke (with Trevor Hearing, Caroline Jackson, Mark Readman, Carly Stewart & Peter Wolfensberger) I am sitting here on a Saturday morning, daunted by the task ahead of me.  I am in charge of writing a blog on behalf of a wonderful group of people who I spent a couple of days with at… Read more »

Carnival U’s Year in Review

BU’s Carnival U, which was launched in October 2017, had a fantastic start and great things are expected from the team come 2018. The BU Carnival University brings together students with an interest in events and media production to co-create a series of informative workshops to be presented at the Carnival Expo in May 2018. Under… Read more »

Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!

Do you want to develop your confidence in technology enhanced learning? Been wanting to add a little bit of something extra to your classes? Just need some space to learn a new skill or have time to reflect and think? If so, we have just the solution for YOU! Next month sees the start of the PG… Read more »

Productive procrastination resources: Research and teaching podcasts

Today’s Tale from the field is about productive ways of procrastinating. The intention is not to sabotage New Year’s resolutions, but for the following resources to be available for those much-needed breaks in-between writing sprints, or simply to listen on the go for research and teaching inspiration. I have mentioned before the National Centre for… Read more »