Funds now available to support Global Staff Mobility: Erasmus+

Global staff mobility, including training and teaching, leads to professional development and networking and brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that staff, both academic and professional support, can now apply for funds to support these activities through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ funds are a great… Read more »

Colleagues Please find below the link to an article ‘hot off the press’ published last week in Education Technology Insights Magazine: Special Edition on EdTech. This magazine is a comprehensive news platform that lobbies and seeks to influence educational institutions in terms of articulating, through ‘learning -from-peers’ the benefits of  speeding up technological take-up for teaching and… Read more »

Journal: Studies in Higher Education

  Along with my colleagues Dr Geli Roushan (FLIE/MSI) and Helen O’Sullivan (MSI), and Dr Julia Taylor (Doctoral College), I am delighted to have our paper entitled “An Innovative Framework for Higher Education to Evaluate Learning Gain: A Case Study Based Upon the Discipline of Marketing” accepted for publication in the 3 Star journal “Studies… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback Toolkit

Have you seen the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit? FLIE’s Assessment and Feedback Toolkit provides resources for academic staff along with tools and strategies to align assessment and feedback practices with the BU Principles of Assessment Design Policy (6c). At BU we support the Higher Education Academy’s principle that teaching and learning in Higher Education can… Read more »

Brightspace tools : Intelligent Agents

At the end of November, Sophie McGown Customer Success Manager at D2L, ran some sessions with BU staff providing a more detailed look at one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools; Intelligent Agents. Sophie shared some best practice and top tips before assisting staff in building and scheduling Intelligent Agents to run on their units. What… Read more »

Livecast debate: teaching academic literacies online. Lunchtime webinar Tuesday 3rd December 13.00

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Solent run a series of live discussions and any with an interest in Learning Development/academic literacies are warmly welcome  invited to join in. There will be resources shared for those wishing to access materials at a later date. ===  from Dr Carina Buckley, Instructional Design Manager === I’m very happy to invite you to a… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »