Monthly Archives: October 2016

Well deserved recognition for Deputy Head of CEL

We are delighted to announce that Dr Debbie Holley has been promoted to Professor during the recent BU promotion round. Debbie has made a significant contribution to both the pedagogic innovation and research agenda since her arrival at BU and this promotion is richly deserved. Congratulations Professor Holley!   Professor B. Gail Thomas Head of the Centre for Excellence… Read more »

New digital learning module available

Bournemouth University have recently invested in a learning and teaching resource that encourages and supports tutors developing and delivering discipline based pedagogies enhanced by the use of technology.  Epigeum, the market leader, whom many of you will know for their online ethics courses, worked with BU to develop this resource as part of an international… Read more »

Reminder: Drop in sessions and stalls for the student-led co-creation funding scheme

In view of the next round of call for the student-led co-creation fund, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and SUBU are setting up stalls and drop in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about the funding scheme. The stalls and drop in sessions shall take place as per the following schedules:   Stalls: Monday… Read more »

Don’t forget the iInnovate TEL Toolkit workshop tomorrow,15:00-17:00 in PG30a

The i:Innovate workshops, hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Learning support staff to ‘try something different’ and inspire our students through innovative learning. The i:Innovate TEL Toolkit sessions will help you match your pedagogic challenges with appropriate technologies. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: Classify which TEL tools match different… Read more »

Programme development opportunities – MA and EdD

CEL is taking forward two new exciting developments- building on the existing PGCert Education Practice, we are going to validate a full Masters programme, now approved for development by ASC. In addition, we are seeking approval to add a title to the existing ‘Doctor of Education Creative and Media’ to simply- ‘Doctor of Education’, so… Read more »

Try something different

With its vast agile space, glass-fronted seminar rooms and buzzing collaborative zones, BU’s new Fusion Building offers the perfect opportunity to reimagine learning scenarios – both inside the new walls and elsewhere on our campuses.The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is supporting staff to ‘try something different’ and inspire our students through innovative learning. There… Read more »

CEL’s presentation at Jisc’s Digital Students Experience Experts’ Group meeting – 12 Oct 16

The Jisc Digital Students Experience Experts’ Group meeting focussed on institutional approaches to TEL, with groups working towards developing a shared vision for, among other themes, data and analytics as well as using technology for effective curriculum design. The BU TEL Toolkit featured at the JISC digital experts members showcase, held in Birmingham today. The… Read more »

Further analysis of the digital skills data

In this post, we continue to look at the results of the digital skills self assessment that has now been completed by 350 respondents. There are two sections in this post: wider digital skills and views on TEL.  The initial analysis of the TEL Toolkit appeared in last week’s blog post. Wider digital skills This… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »