Monthly Archives: May 2016

Teaching Excellence Framework: a public feelings workshop

  On the day that the Higher Education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy, is released we thought we would share with you our thoughts from the Teaching Excellence Framework workshop we facilitated as part of the CEL away day. This workshop aimed to raise awareness among CEL staff regarding the implications of the Green Paper (Fulfilling… Read more »

MOOCs – an introduction

A MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) is a model for delivering online learning material to anyone who wants to sign up for the course. Usually, there is no limit on the number of people who can sign up for a MOOC.  Figures suggest that 25 million people have signed up for MOOCs in the last… Read more »

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh   In this full day workshop, Andy Walsh will be running his (now famous) workshop on using Lego as a valuable teaching tool in library lessons. We will introduce briefly the concept of Lego® Serious Play® and carry out some exercises using these principles. Attendees… Read more »

The PAL award ceremony

It was a real pleasure to attend the PAL award ceremony on Monday evening.  The ceremony marks the end or many students’ engagement with PAL before recruitment starts next week for the new cohort. Graham Beards presented the certificates. It was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the commitment and achievement of the PAL leaders and… Read more »

This week on the CEL Twitter feed

Each week we tweet internal events and activities as well as news from the UK and global higher education spaces written by key organisations (eg HEA and Jisc) and established educationalists. In the last week, we have tweeted: In BU: The CEL and PCGE away days, developing your digital skills with the help of students,… Read more »

Open University Widening Participation Conference: reflections

  Image courtesy of Milton Keynes Council Two weeks’ ago our Fair Access Researchers, Clive, Ed, Lizzie and Alex went to Milton Keynes for the Open University’s international widening participation conference, Transforming Lives Through Life-Wide Learning. It was a really stimulating two days of papers, plenaries and workshops. And it was a real privilege to… Read more »