Monthly Archives: April 2016

Erasmus Staff Mobility Visit to Oslo- April 2016

Michael Knight and I recently visited Oslo University College of Applied Sciences to primarily experience peer learning and library academic skills in an established European University, building further relations with them and sharing best practice of our own Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) schemes. Additionally, is was an opportunity to help Oslo and Akershus University College… Read more »

“I’m not incoherent or immature”. Reviewing the Generic Assessment Criteria

CEL was asked to review the Generic Assessment Criteria (EDQ Document 6F) after concerns were shared by staff and students about the outdated language and tone of the document. A review group consisting of representatives from Faculties, Education Development and Quality (EDQ) and the Students Union has worked collaboratively with the CEL Theme Leader for… Read more »

Project flexibility increases future career success!

By Wendy Bardsley, Faculty of Management. The Faculty of Management held a project event recently which brought together a variety of Level Six Business Students who are working on their final year project. Faculty of Management Project Event March 2016 The event highlights the success of offering four different project options to undergraduates which gives… Read more »

Team-work on Team-based Learning Project : My experience as a URA

Blog post by Jade Offer, Undergraduate Research Assistant (Innovative Pedagogy)I applied to become an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) as I believed it would help me develop and learn new skills, and it did! As an accounting student, I enjoy working with numbers and that is why I initially applied. The field I choose was unrelated… Read more »

Watch the 3 keynote presentations from CELebrate 2016

Three keynote presentations were made at CELebrate 2016 last week.  These are available as Panopto videos using the links below: #futurehappens – Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist – Peter Bryant This talk explores the tensions and forces that are impacting on the role learning technology teams choose (or are required)… Read more »

Careers and Employability Workshop – Weds 27th April P406

Employability is a key driver in  higher education in the UK and internationally; the majority of students want to be employable at the end of their degree programmes in order to move seamlessly into the productive world of work. The Careers and Employability service are holding a workshop on Wednesday 27th April 2016  titled  “Careers… Read more »

Save the Date: 24/5/16 – Smart Cities Sandpit

On Tuesday, 24th May 2016, BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) will be hosting a Sandpit event on Smart Cities, supported and attended by staff from the Borough of Poole and other organisations.  Which means…? We’re seeking to come up with novel research which addresses how we link and upgrade infrastructures, technologies and services in key… Read more »

Trialling the virtual classroom

Over the next few months, BU will be testing out virtual classrooms.  A virtual classroom is an online learning environment that brings academics and students together who are geographically separated.  The environment allows many people to participate in the same online classroom session, sharing audio, video and resources such as documents and presentations. BU will… Read more »

CEL seminar: Using Peerwise for research methods and academic writing – Mon 25 Apr

Monday 25 April 2016.  12:00 – 13:00.  PG30a (Poole House). Peerwise is a free, online multiple choice question and answer application in which students create questions that are answered by other students.  While Peerwise can be used for subject-specific questions, a set of questions have been developed on the more general topics of research methods… Read more »

Do you know your Panopto from your WePresent?

There are many technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools available to you that can help with your teaching and learning. To help you determine your strengths, we have developed a short digital skills self-assessment online questionnaire. Why would you spend time completing the questionnaire? Here are our three reasons:  The self-assessment will give you a good… Read more »