7 reasons to engage in the TEL Toolkit

We are in the process of developing a resources for BU academics that will provide help, support and guidance in gaining the most from the available TEL tools such as myBU, Xerte and Panopto to mention but a few.  The toolkit is being developed and populated this semester and is due for release in semester 2.

Click here if you would like to see some Toolkit screenshots – Nov 15.

So, why would you want to engage with the toolkit?  We think there are 7 strong reasons.

  1. To further develop your own skills, competencies and confidence in using TEL tools and your teaching and learning pedagogy.  The toolkit will be available either by tool (How do I use Panopto?) and also pedagogically (How can I better engage students?) so that you can learn more about the available tools and also explore news ways to teach.
  2. To facilitate new learnings and experiences that could be used as the basis for research outputs.
  3. As the basis for seeking internal or external funding.  The recent CEL FIF call is a recent example.
  4. To receive personal and professional recognition for your expertise using the tools.  This may include awards such as the Learning and Teaching Fellowship or be used in appraisals and for pay/grade progression.
  5. To enhance your profession capabilities and engagement.
  6. If you are seeking a HEA fellowship or higher levels of membership, you could use the toolkit to develop or enhance your skills and use these achievements to support your application.
  7. Happy students is at the top of the ‘Why?’ list.  Engaging students through TEL is a great way to offer a varied approach to teaching and learning and make the experience enjoyable for and beneficial to students.

V4L and CEL are running a number of workshops on both campuses if you want to come along to see and discuss the toolkit.

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