TEL

Lecture capture: vital learning aid or a licence to skip class?

Academics say that online recordings must be emphasised as a supplementary resource, not an alternative to lectures, or some students lose out….. Dr Edwards added that one of the ways to counteract the drop in attendance was to ensure that lectures provide something special that cannot be replicated in a recording. If lectures are interactive… Read more »

Google News Lab visiting speaker Vincent Ryan

Vincent Ryan presented this lecture on Friday 2nd November.  It was organised by Miriam Phillips, Lecturer in Journalism and NCTJ Coordinator for the School of Journalism, English & Communication, and although primarily for Journalism students, spare tickets were offered to other staff and students.  This is the second time the Google News Lab team (now… Read more »

Join in – free training for staff developing digital skills – the BLE MOOC

Professor Debbie Holley

Dear colleagues, You may be interested in sharing this with your colleagues – some excellent free training for developing staff digital skills. Forwarded on behalf of ALT: The next course in the The Blended Learning Essentials Program, Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships – Starts Monday 8th of October https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-digitally-enriched-apprenticeships The Blended Learning Essentials Program on FutureLearn is a… Read more »

Windows 10 browser compatibility – Brightspace update

As you will no doubt be aware, there has been a programme of updates for BU teaching spaces where new hardware has been installed and PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10.  Find out which browsers are recommended for overall best compatibility with most websites, including Brightspace and other BU TEL systems.

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »

“Worth taking a LEAP of faith on the process”

We held a LEAP session with our colleagues from Paramedic Science (Alison, Pete, Iain, Adam and Chris) this morning.  The goal was to design a new unit, Emergency Care Fundamentals, which is to be delivered in November 2019.    Using the current unit structure as the base, the conversations ranged over  all elements of curriculum… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

Professor Debbie Holley

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 »