CEL funded project

How useful was VR Deteriorating patient simulation for Mental Health Nursing Students?- A Senior Lecturer’s Viewpoint

As part of my research with CEL I have been conducting an RCT to compare the use of a VR Deteriorating patient training exercise with Adult and Mental Health Nursing Students.  In addition to comparing a pre and post-test survey and MCQ quiz results of students, I am conducting focus groups with students and learning… Read more »

What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient?

What did Mental Health Nursing Students think of VR Deteriorating Patient? Here is just a brief summary report before I conduct thematic analysis (this is part of a wider piece of work involving an RCT of use of VR in the school of Nursing at BU).   Participants: 193 students have completed the pre-test so… Read more »

“Look more excited Nicole!” Reflections on Carnival U at Carnival Expo

Regular readers of the CEL blog will already know Carnival U. For those who don’t, they are a team of 9 MSc events management charged with co-creating a Carnival University for the Carnival Expo at the Kia Oval which is part of a project led by Dr Nicole Ferdinand, BU Learning and Teaching Fellow 2017/18…. Read more »

Making Videos with Camtasia Studio 8

Video is becoming an increasingly important part of teaching and learning practice, as well as in documenting research projects, especially for those who would like to demonstrate impact. Camtasia Studio 8 is a great video editing tool within the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit supported by the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth… Read more »

Vote for Carnival U

If you’re a regular reader of the CEL blog, you’ve already heard of the CEL learning and teaching project Carnival U. It  comprises 10 students who are co-creating a Carnival University, which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018, under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Ferdinand. You may not know that Carnival U have entered their CEL  project which… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

Did you have a ‘try January’?

Many of us use January as the start of the year to get ourselves off to productive start and try introducing new habits. We start exercising, go on that diet we’ve been putting off or cut out alcohol.  BU’s Carnival University spent January 2018 trying new things. We first tried a new project management tool… 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 »

Outstanding final year undergraduate students received co-creation awards from the University

the CEL logo

This year’s student-led co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 5th of December 2017 in the presence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty who handed out the prizes and certificates, the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning Professor Debbie… Read more »

Co-creating Assessment with Students: ‘Backward Design’, Agency and Assessment Clarity

  by Dr Richard Wallis and Dr Ashley Woodfall   It’s that time of year when, as teaching staff, we’re working to bring student understanding of unit assessment to the fore. There are many things that can cloud that understanding. Sometimes we might feel that student disengagement is at play, and however many times we… Read more »