Monthly Archives: October 2015

Call to academics to participate in flipped classroom resource bid

How often do you hear students saying ‘oh that was really boring’ about various lecture content, even though we, as lecturers, thought that was our best ever explanation of a challenging topic? The flipped classroom is one method of addressing undergraduate apathy towards lectures and traditional methods of teaching. The optimal two-way relationship is often… Read more »

A digital challenge for November!

Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more »

Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November (The Unitu team and Jisc )

Colleagues – this may be of interest Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November The Unitu team and Jisc have collaborated to create UnituHack. It is a student & staff ed-tech event, bringing them together to form teams for one day to co-create technological innovations and solutions for specific challenges found in universities. There will… Read more »

Vision4Learning Drop In Sessions

The V4L drop in sessions over the next couple of months will focus on the plans for the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit and we are really keen to hear your views on how the toolkit is currently developing and feed in to how we can develop it further to support your needs.  Please come… Read more »

Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more »

PG Cert Online week: contribute to our Twitter debate

Join us: #PGCertBU Thursday 29th October 10.30/11.30 Dr Debbie Holley is a National Teaching Fellow and leads the Post Graduate Certificate for Educational Practice – the BU in-house course designed to support and develop new staff. Successful completion of the course also means participants qualify for the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,… Read more »

Employability and helping students to boost their CV

Carly Lamont, CEL Theme Leader for Employability and Work-based Learning, delivered a CEL Roadshow presentation to the Careers and Employability Service recently and some interesting discussions took place regarding the fantastic service and resources offered to students across the university by the Careers and Employability Team. In particular, discussions highlighted the need to get word… Read more »

Jorum resources – schedule for retirement

The UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills. ==== Dear Colleagues, Since the retirement was first announced on 24th June, the Jorum team have been developing a plan of activities to ensure the successful retirement of the service and ensure that this is communicated to our users…. Read more »

Let’s Talk about IT

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is hosting three drop in sessions for any staff to attend to meet and talk to the BU Director of IT, Jon Ward.  This is an opportunity to share ideas, raise issues or concerns, learn about plans and propose possible developments. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday… Read more »