Monthly Archives: May 2016

Seeking 5 testers for Mentimeter

Mentimeter is an internet-based audience response tool that you may have seen in the TEL Toolkit.  It is similar to TurningPoint in that questions are prepared in advance and then answered by students in lectures and seminars.  Where Mentimeter differs from the current version of TurningPoint that BU uses is in the device used by… Read more »

Judging of the ‘How do you use yours’ competition

At yesterday’s TEL Strategy Forum, the 12 submissions were reviewed and judged by the Forum members.  The winning entry was decided upon but only after a great deal of debate and discussion.  An iPad will be awarded to the winner at the forthcoming ceremony. The entries covered many of the tools in the TEL Toolkit… Read more »

The meta Teaching and Learning project! share your CELebrate resources

Colleagues, MetaT&L aims to relate a massive resource reflecting the good practice of innovative university teachers. They will publish your updated presentations about innovative teaching and learning alongside presentations from peers accepted for their own institution’s teaching and learning conference. You can submit: Papers – evidence-informed short papers Presentations of innovative practice Workshop materials –… Read more »

150 responses and counting

For the digital skills self-assessment questionnaire, we currently have 150 responses.  A big thank you to all those people who have completed the questionnaire since it was launched at the beginning of February. We would ideally like all academic staff to complete the survey so can you spare 15 minutes to help us please?  Completing… Read more »

Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium

Apologies for cross posting Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium http://blc-fe.org  taking place in Bromsgrove on June 30th . This conference “Creativity, Collaboration, Community and Co-development” is focused on the work of the BLC through which, presently, 54 Colleges are working together to co-develop high quality interactive blended learning resources… Read more »

Have you watched the 3 keynotes from CELebrate 2016?

Three keynote presentations were recorded at CELebrate 2016.  These are available as Panopto videos using the links below: #futurehappens – Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist – Peter Bryant Duration: 62 mins. This talk explores the tensions and forces that are impacting on the role learning technology teams choose (or are… Read more »

#BbTLC2016: Authentic assessment with large cohorts

Dr Chris Moore of UWE recently presented at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference (2016) about his approaches to embedding authentic assessment into a unit delivered to a large cohort of students. The unit in question was a Level 4 Anatomy unit attended by over 200 students with delivery of 12 topics,  spread over 24 weeks involving lectures, practicals and tutorials. Assessment… Read more »

CELebrate Workshop: The challenges and rewards of teaching qualitative analysis using CAQDAS

I delivered this workshop as part of #CELebrate2016, with three main objectives. First, to acquaint participants with the principles of using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) for qualitative analysis; second, to discuss the rewards that come with introducing students to the potential uses of CAQDAS while they are learning qualitative analysis techniques; and… Read more »