Monthly Archives: March 2016

Digital skills help for Baby Boomers and Generation Xers

Would you like to develop your digital skills?  Over the next 5 months, CEL is piloting a project in which our own Generation Y students help BU staff to develop their digital skills, knowledge and confidence. Our pilot follows similar, successful projects at other HEIs. In terms of what help and support will be available,… Read more »

How do you use yours?

V4L and CEL will be running a TEL Toolkit-based competition shortly with an Easter theme entitled ‘How do you use yours?’ Look out soon for details!

Vision4Learning (V4L) Project Update

The V4L project is driven by BU academics for BU academics to enable and share pedagogical innovation.  There are a number of elements to the project such as the tender for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit and the Service Design review of the Learning Technologists.  To deliver against these… Read more »

Dissertations for good

Do you want your dissertation to make a difference? If you’re starting to plan your third year or postgraduate dissertation, have you thought about how you can use your research to promote social good? BU has signed up to an NUS initiative called Dissertations for Good (DfG) which connects students with external organisations who then… Read more »

BU Presents Co-Creation Awards to Outstanding Students

This year’s co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 1st of March on the 5th floor of the iconic Student Centre. In line with BU’s commitment of encouraging staff and students to work together to co-create and co-produce knowledge and research, this year’s award aims to… Read more »

3 super-convincing reasons to complete the digital skills self-assessment

Many staff will have received the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit pouch in the post in the last week.  In addition to the TEL Toolkit where you can learn of the many pedagogic ways of using TEL in your teaching and learning, the pouch also contained information on the digital skills self-assessment.  We are asking… Read more »

Last night’s co-creation award presentations

Last night on the 5th floor of the Student Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty and Head of CEL, Professor Gail Thomas hosted an awards evening for student winners of the co-creation competition. Of the 15 winners who all received a certificate and cheque for £500 to further their research, 14 were able to… Read more »

Student Development Award

Sonya Harvey works for the Careers and Employability Department and heads the Student development Award here at BU. Sonya’s role is to support our students in achieving the BU Student Development Award that recognises the transferrable skills students develop from their experiences while involved in extra-curricular activities. The Award enables them to create a high profile e-portfolio… Read more »