Monthly Archives: May 2016

BU Student Development Award Ceremony

The Student Development Awards Ceremony was held on 4th May 2016 in the Student Centre. Sonya Harvey (SDA coordinator) worked incredibly hard to ensure the evening was a great success and provided bubbly and canapés for all the attendees. A number of dignitaries were in attendance including  The High Sheriff of Dorset – Sir Philip… Read more »

Update on closing down of JORUM

Apologies for cross posting Blog post here: This is via Siobhan Burke, Jorum OER Service Manager: This will be the last communication from the Jorum team until we near the final retirement date on 30th September this year. Deposits cease The last date to deposit resources in Jorum will be Tuesday 31st May 2016…. Read more »

What do you need from an audience response system?

Audience Response Systems such as TurningPoint and Mentimeter are being used across the University in the Faculties for teaching and learning and in Professional Services to capture electronic feedback. We are undertaking a review of audience response systems in the next 3 months to determine an appropriate solution for BU. In order to help us… Read more »

Academic Peer Learning: Special edition journal

Colleagues, Please see below the information about the special edition. —– We are delighted to announce publication of the second part of our special edition of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) on the increasingly important theme of academic peer learning. You can view the edition online at We are very… Read more »

EIFL and partners launch a new project to open digital content to the world

Dear colleagues, you may find the following news item of interest: EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) which is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America and partners have launched a two-year project titled ‘Open access policy development in… Read more »

Trialling the virtual classroom

Last week saw the commencement of a trial of the virtual classroom application from Blackboard called Collaborate. Collaborate allows you to create virtual spaces to which you can invite students and colleagues and share video, audio, documents (PSFs, images and PowerPoints) and a whiteboard.  If you use the Chrome browser to access Collaborate, you can… Read more »