Pearson Global Learner Survey 2019

Pearson have published their inaugural Global Learner Survey, capturing the opinions of learners worldwide. Internationally, learners are relying less on traditional institutions and are adopting a self-directed approach to their education, embracing technology and online learning to facilitate this. Learners are looking for vocational and soft skills bite-size learning across their lifetime. The report highlights… Read more »

Women in AI: Reinforcing Sexism and Stereotypes with Tech

An interesting article from Techopedia on the persistent problem of bias in AI. Why are gendered stereotypes manifested in the female identities associated with AI assistants? Why is there a systemic gender gap in technology roles in general, and in AI in particular? A recent UNESCO report warns how, if men continue to dominate this… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Lessons

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace we will be piloting a new feature called ‘Lessons’. Lessons brings a new look to the Content pages in Brightspace units for staff and students, this includes a simplified colour coded navigation to help users move between different content areas without losing their place. The… Read more »

At FLIE, we promote working with creative methods with HE students to encourage divergent thinking. We showcased work previously using collage, images, lego and origami Working with creative methods assists active learning in both small and large groups through reflection, personalisation and social learning, Rebecca Hindley, Lecturer & Faculty of Management Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)… Read more »

Immersive Technology Articles

Here are three articles from this week, which you may find interesting. 1. First major trial of VR therapy for serious mental health conditions launches. The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4… Read more »

Launch of Cultural Journeys in Higher Education book: BU academic invited to give keynote

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A keynote at the launch of Cultural Journeys in Higher Education – authors Jan Bamford and Lucie Pollard Published: Emerald 2019 The cultural diversity of university student populations can be seen to reflect the changing demographics of an increasingly international mobile workforce. The implications of the growing migrant population and differing communication patterns in the… Read more »

BU Learning Technologists run Tech Futures workshop for the SCHOMS conference 2019

SCHOMS Annual Conference 2019 SCHOMS is the professional body for Senior Managers working within UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education and its members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, technological, media and institutional development and support services. They give strategic direction to support technological trends and promote excellence in teaching and learning practices and their environments. This year… Read more »

Future Teacher 3.0 talks and archive – monthly webinar series

Aims of Future The general aim of the wider project is to provide a platform for exploring, discussing and sharing effective practice and to provide free tools and resources to support you and your colleagues including the opportunity to participate and contribute directly as part of a more formal cohort of participants.   Link to… Read more »

Office for Students – health award winners 2019

Colleagues, you may be interested in the SHED funding award winners: Scroll down for link to detail of success awards https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/press-and-media/virtual-reality-tool-leads-new-drive-to-train-next-generation-of-health-specialists/ === extract from website=== The tool is one of several innovative projects awarded funding by the Office for Students today. A new virtual reality tool developed by the University of Leeds, which aims to… Read more »

UKData service webinar – age 46 sweep

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Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep   WEBINAR – Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep 11 July 2019 14:00 – 14:40 GMT In this webinar introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep, we will cover: data collection, content, and emerging findings.  About this… Read more »