Monthly Archives: March 2016

Professor Sian Baynes Keynote (Report from ALDinHE Conference 2016 #aldcon)

Professor Sian Baynes Keynote:  A teaching philosophy for digital education : Manifesto for teaching online Professor Bayne teaches on MSc in Digital Education; and is part of the team working on one of the most influential MOOCs in the world: E-Learning and digital cultures MOOC and has recently set up the Edinburgh University Research in… Read more »

NMC 2016 – horizon scanning for technologies

Horizon Report 2016: Improving digital literacy a daunting task for the under 25s   The 13th edition of the annual Horizon Report from the NMC, that is designed to identify emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on teaching and learning, has highlighted improving digital literacy as one of six major challenges facing… Read more »

Learning analytics and MOOCs – special edition

You might like to know that the special issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) on “Learning analytics in massively multi-user virtual environments and courses” is currently slated for publication shortly as Vol. 32, Issue 3 of the journal. In the meantime, the articles comprising the issue are available online through Wiley’s Early View… Read more »

Service Excellence Conference – 7 April 2016

The 2016 Service Excellence Conference will take place on Thursday 7 April. At this conference we would like to showcase even more examples of Service Excellence at BU and we need your input to do this. Tell us about your Service Excellence story We know that many exciting things are happening at BU, led by… Read more »

Open Badges

Open Badges is an online system for creating and linking awards and achievements to BU students and BU staff.   Examples of badges include awards for working as a PAL leader, being a SUBU rep, attendance at events or workshops, participating in conferences, blogging, contributing to BU, achieving a new skill etc. Badges and their criteria… Read more »

CELebrate keynote 2: Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in classroom settings

The second of three keynotes at CELebrate 2016.  This presentation is on Thur 14 Apr, 10:00-11:00.  Click here to book a place. By Professor Jane Seale, Professor of Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter Explore technology’s role in the lives of people with learning disabilities and the factors that influence… Read more »

CELebrate keynote 1: Challenging educational paradigms: the role of the Learning Technologist

This is the first of three keynotes at the CELebrate 2016 Conference.  Scheduled for Wed 13 Apr, 11:00-12:00.  Click here to book a place. Speaker: Peter Bryant, Head of Learning Technology and Innovation, London School of Economics This talk will explore the tensions and forces that are impacting on the role learning technology teams choose (or… Read more »