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AI- Empathy and Human Interaction. What are the implications for educators?

On Radio 4 this morning Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discussed AI with some of the world’s leading thinkers.   The programme started by highlighting the amazing advantages that AI can bring to the human race. For example, AI will enable cheap and fast diagnosis of medical conditions.  They already have an algorithm that can diagnose 40… Read more »

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 »

Amazed participants at BUFOL18 CEL event- AR/VR for Education

It was fantastic to witness the marvellous reactions from members of the public who attended our Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR) for Education event.   Children were amazed to see a Gorilla come to life when scanning an AR trigger point using HP Reveal.   Some of the best reactions of the day were from the little… Read more »

Brightspace & Learning Technology Update June 2018

It’s been another busy month for Brightspace and Learning Technology.  Highlights include: CELebrate 2018 incorporating a wide range of events and workshops such as the Brightspace showcase on large group teaching by our very own Learning Technologists and TEL Development team, helpful tips on large group teaching from Academic Learning Designer, David Biggins, a visit from Barry Dahl, teaching & learning… Read more »

Millennials Vs Baby Boomers – Connecting the divide

A much needed Education Reform Act (1988) was implemented within all schools in England and Wales making ICT a compulsory subject. Millennials have had a much wider range of opportunities presented to them through the advancements of technology and have grown up incorporating it into their lives. However, a whole generation of baby boomers were… 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 »

‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU

The Higher Education Academy has just published their ‘Transforming Assessment’ case study series for 2017, and the Online Assignment Handling project at BU features as one of the case studies. Under the ‘Using technology-enhanced assessment’ strand, the case study details our approach to overcoming barriers to online assessment and feedback during the roll-out out and… Read more »

You’re invited to Accessibility with iPad – 15th November at The National Space Centre, Leicester

Accessibility with iPad Wednesday 15th November 2017 | National Space Centre, Leicester Join us for an extensive look at the built in accessibility features of the iPad, useful SEND Apps and how they can be used in the classroom. Why attend? The iPad has many built in accessibility features and we aim to explore these… 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 »