Teaching and Learning

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 »

‘Hologram’ lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

University classes are set to be given a futuristic spin by letting lecturers appear as hologram-like apparitions beamed in from afar. Imperial College London will show off the technology at a special event later on Thursday before deploying it more widely. It believes it will be the first academic body to do so regularly. A… Read more »

Join in! the Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00

Dear Colleagues, Our next Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00 – 13:00 (60 minutes) with Matt Thorpe and Steven Williams, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisors, Manchester Metropolitan University. This month’s TLC is titled ‘How can I make my online delivery more engaging?’. This conversation will offer an opportunity for discussion… Read more »

CQR and CEL: Creativity, the key to connectivity

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) and the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) are natural allies for creative endeavours–in research and dissemination for CQR, and education or CEL. Members from both centres will be working together to share ideas, skills and resources across the fusion areas of Education, Research and Professional Practice. CEL are developing… Read more »

MA Corporate Communication students experience LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Tauheed Ramjaun, Lecturer In Corporate Communications, FMC attended a Lego workshop run by the Centre of Excellence. CEL has boxes of lego to loan out if you are interested in using it for education. Here is his report of using Lego. During this first week of teaching, I had the opportunity to apply the LEGO®… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »

Reflecting on your Education Practice

Last week saw the start of the next cohort of the Postgraduate certificate in Education practice, often referred to as the PGCert in the University. As many who have participated in it know this course leads to a recognised teacher certificate as well as to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA now in AdvanceHE)…. Read more »

Thoughtpiece in Nurse Education Today – Virtual Health Education: Scaling Practice to transform student learning

Colleagues, Delighted an HSS/CEL collaboration has had a published outcome – see below Denyse King, Stephen Tee, Liz Falconer, Catherine  Angell ,Debbie  Holley, Anne Mills Abstract The advancements in and affordability of technologies offer increasing opportunities to modernise healthcare education into packages developed to meet the expectations and requirements of the digital generation. Purposefully designed… Read more »

Interesting Articles: VR uses, the human connection and 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs

Here is a collection of interesting articles picked up this week.   The 2018 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs Whether they are administrators or IT gurus, these bloggers know the ins and outs of how technology is reshaping education. Click here for the full article.   Fostering Human Connection for Meaningful… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

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 »