Our friends in the north – Successful visit from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

We had a stimulating visit from colleagues at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences on the 26 – 27th October 2017. Five academics were in attendance representing the Faculties of Health Studies, Health Education and Social Sciences from three of the five colleges that together comprise the university. The visit started with a presentation from our guests… Read more »

CEL/Service Excellence presentation in Australia on lean in HE

Susanne Clarke is presenting work by Service Excellence and CEL at the Lean in HE conference at Macquarie University in Sydney this week. You can read Susanne’s Storify of the first day here. The presentation was titled “Developing digital competencies in academic staff: One institution’s experiences of applying a lean approach” and was based on… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design 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 and augmented… Read more »

TBL 101 – The Introduction to Team-based Learning with Simon Tweddell

TBL 101 – The Introduction to Team-based Learning with Simon Tweddell, Senior Lecturer, University of Bradford 1-3pm on Wednesday 11th October 2017, Lansdowne campus (S218) Lectures (teacher-centred) have been criticised as promoting passivity, poor knowledge retention and potentially even (!) boredom in students. As an alternative, student-centred approaches have been advocated where the teacher is… 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 »

Meet your new TEL Theme Leader: Dr. Ann Luce

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself as your new theme leader for Technology Enhanced Learning. My name is Ann Luce, and I’m a Principal Academic from the School of Journalism, English and Communication in the Faculty of Media and Communication. I’ve been teaching in higher education for over a decade now, and before… Read more »

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more »