innovation

Reacting to the ‘Hard to Reach’ through Student Engagement Initiatives

Dear all, REACT project’s Special Issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change We are delighted to announce the launch of our special issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change as part of the dissemination of the HEFCE Catalyst funded REACT Project. This journal represents the culmination of the REACT initiative, offering research… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Motivating the unmotivated

Motivating the unmotivated: a case study in STEM, Debbie Holley Abstract: A significant issue for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students, is where employers, government  and higher education policy makers have identified a lack of preparation in crucial soft skill areas such as presentations and team working. Moving first year gaming and computer science… Read more »

Public and (Student) Involvement in Research: an Exercise Scientist’s Experience

By Dr James Gavin Having been awarded CEL Innovation funding earlier in the year, I have had the pleasure of i) hosting a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research seminar series and, when this goes to print (or screen), ii) hosted two patient advisory groups. The seminar series attracted keynote speakers from: Bournemouth University,… Read more »

Introducing Heidi Singleton, our new PhD student on Immersive Worlds, Augmented reality and Tools for Learning Innovation

The CEL team have awarded one of the  prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s PhD scholarships at Bournemouth University, with the project “Immersive worlds, AR & tools for learning innovation: an empirical investigation in the UK HE context”. Debbie Holley, Jacqueline Priego and Liz Falconer comprise the supervisory team at CEL. This new project seeks to elucidate the connections between immersive worlds, augmented reality and… Read more »

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Presented by Stella Jones-Devitt, National Convenor of the Flexible Learning Community of Practice and Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Flexible Learning Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00   Session overview   This session introduces webinar participants to the Flexible Learning Practice Guide, which is the first… Read more »

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of the initiatives within this campaign is a BU-wide scheme called… Read more »

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback – can you assist? Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). many thanks! The CEL team === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of… Read more »

Project: The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

by Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) In this exploratory workshop, students and staff from three faculties are coming together to explore innovative approaches to assessment based upon the principles of ‘backward design’ and co-creation. The unexpected mid-semester departure from the University of one of our original Faculty partners proved to be only a temporary… Read more »

CEL two year secondments for ‘Education Excellence’ theme leaders (internal only)

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »