Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Capturing the voice of the child: a co-design approach to developing calmer classrooms” research report

On 23 January, Bournemouth University  hosted an international conference aiming to improve how students use technology and interact online. Called the Digital Citizenship Summit UK (DigCitSummitUK), it is a unique conference geared towards safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media and tech. “Digital Citizenship” is an umbrella term used to describe the expectations of… Read more »

TEL-related seminars in semester 2

CEL are planning a number of TEl-related events in the coming semester.  Topics, dates and venues are in the list below. We will be managing attendance through EventBrite and will send links to these in separate posts and on Twitter soon. We look forward to seeing you at one (or more!) of the events. Wed… Read more »

Follow CEL on Twitter

Did you know that CEL tweets news on learning and teaching relevant to BU staff?  Internal events and activities as well as news from the higher education sphere. Follow us at If you tweet on teaching and leaning, don’t forget to include cel_bu in your message.

The BU TEL vision video and toolkit launch next week

Click on the image to view the BU TEL Vision video We are delighted to announce the launch of BU’s TEL Toolkit. The toolkit – created by BU staff, for BU staff – has been developed to support you in the application of TEL, including information on ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘who’ to approach for more… Read more »

Business Emotional Intelligence

Business Emotional Intelligence: The way to perform better and achieve more Paul Miller from The Mental Muscle Company delivered an upbeat and engaging talk to a local CIPD meeting last Thursday evening at the EBC. Paul discussed the benefits of using the power of Emotional Intelligence (EI) to enable organisations to gain competitive advantage by… Read more »

Education for Sustainable Development – and could you consider Fairtrade?

In the next few weeks, Professor Chris Shiel will be sending out a call for case studies (it’s going to be a competition with prizes) to gather case studies of approaches used at BU to develop the knowledge, skills and competences to address the need for sustainable development. Chris will be asking staff to illustrate… Read more »

Self-assessing your digital skills

CEL is developing a digital skills self-assessment questionnaire which has the aim of identifying the digital skills of BU’s academic staff. What is the purpose of the questionnaire? The purpose of this questionnaire is to capture information about the level of confidence in digital skills across BU, especially in the area of teaching and learning… Read more »

TEL Toolkit: UGrade

uGrade is BU’s name for a peer and self-assessment system, and is a  product of Loughborough University and University of Hull. We welcome your feedback and comments on your use of this tool in teaching and learning.

TEL Toolkit: Turnitin

Assignment submission and feedback software which incorporates text-matching to support academic writing, and a plagarism checker. We welcome your feedback and comments on your use of this tool in teaching and learning.

TEL Toolkit: TurningPoint

An audience response system which enables your audience to participate in lectures by submitting responses to questions using a small handset. We welcome your feedback and comments on your use of this tool in teaching and learning.