Teaching and Learning

Erasmus+ funding for staff mobility: staff workshops

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Erasmus+ funding for staff mobility Gaining experience abroad, including teaching and training, leads to professional development and networking. Global staff mobility brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that all staff – both academic and professional services – can now apply for funds to… Read more »

Apply now for two short courses: Work based learning AND Assessment and feedback

We are still open for applications for two courses starting in February 2019. For new applicants, please click the relevant link below for more information and to apply. If you have completed the course(s) in previous years for professional development and now want to complete the assessment to gain credits please contact Claudia Vanzeloti Employability/Work-based Learning:… 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 »

12 Days of Christmas – CEL Touchscreen Showcase

During December come to the staff zone on Talbot Campus to interact with the CEL Touchscreen, for useful tips and guides for Brightspace, the Assessment and feedback toolkit, and more via video puzzles and interactive slide shows. The content will change though each of the weeks leading up to Christmas, so come and have a… Read more »

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

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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 »