Upcoming workshops – Inclusivity in Education Practice with GenAI

These two staff sessions will provide an introductory exploration of key theories related to the creation of an equitable and inclusive curriculum, supplemented with practical examples. The sessions will focus on the positive role of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in employing collaborative teaching strategies aimed at promoting future employability within educational practices. Both sessions will… Read more » about Upcoming workshops – Inclusivity in Education Practice with GenAI

Pedagogical Innovation Lab – opportunities to explore in your teaching

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The Pedagogical Innovation Lab in FLIE was established to provide staff and students with the opportunity to explore recent innovations in educational technology. We would love to engage with you to explore the application of these technologies, and other TEL (Technology Enhance Learning) tools we are piloting, in your teaching and learning practice. Maybe you… Read more » about Pedagogical Innovation Lab – opportunities to explore in your teaching

PFHEA Success

Very many congratulations to Dr Martyn Polkinghorne for achieving the prestigious status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to his dedication and significant contributions to teaching, learning, and educational leadership at BU and in the Sector. This recognition is truly well-deserved, congratulations Martyn. BU now… Read more » about PFHEA Success

Assessment and Feedback design using GenAI – Drop-ins for staff

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be poised to effect a cultural shift on a par with the Industrial Revolution. However, the explosion of AI tools has come so suddenly and with so much hyperbole that we could all be forgiven for feeling confused and overwhelmed. In FLIE we have been working hard to keep up with… Read more » about Assessment and Feedback design using GenAI – Drop-ins for staff

Using Mentimeter for formative assessment – webinar 28th Feb 12.30-13.30

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Do you use Mentimeter with your students? would you like some ideas on how to use it effectively in your teaching? Join this interactive webinar with a specific focus on how to use Mentimeter for formative assessment – both synchronously and asynchronously. Mentimeter are delivering this session which will bring in examples from other universities,… Read more » about Using Mentimeter for formative assessment – webinar 28th Feb 12.30-13.30

TeachBU Application Deadline

Guess what time it is? It’s reminder o’clock! 🕒 That’s right, mark your calendars, set those alarms, and grab your favourite pen because the next deadline for TeachBU applications is swiftly approaching. Make sure your application is in by Friday, February 16th at midday. Don’t worry, we won’t judge if you’re scrambling last minute—we’ve all… Read more » about TeachBU Application Deadline

Saving you time with the effective use of ASV tools

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If you missed our ASV (animation, simulation, visualisation) workshop this week, here are some of the top tips we shared to help you effectively integrate some of these tools into your teaching practice. Padlet integration and new features Padlet is a great tool for enabling collaboration with students, either used synchronously in teaching sessions or… Read more » about Saving you time with the effective use of ASV tools

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Your Ultimate Broadcast Resource!

What is BoB? https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is an online service that allows you to stream and access a library of audio-visual content, making it an invaluable tool for your educational journey. Developed with educators and researchers in mind, BoB offers a user-friendly interface and an abundance of features that cater to your specific… Read more » about Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Your Ultimate Broadcast Resource!

Teach BU – Brightspace

Exciting news! TeachBU now features a fantastic new Brightspace page skilfully crafted by Dr. Martyn Polkinghorne. This centralised hub serves as your go-to resource to discover more about what TeachBU has to offer and to navigate the next steps in your CPD journey. TeachBU is our accredited program by Advance HE, providing BU staff and… Read more » about Teach BU – Brightspace

TeachBU Update

Just a quick TeachBU update to say that after 6 years as the academic lead, 5 years as chair of the assessment panel, and after supporting an incredible 450+ BU colleagues to advance their professional careers, I have stood down from my TeachBU roles from the end of January. Anyone with questions about applying for… Read more » about TeachBU Update