Monthly Archives: October 2016

What have the CEL team been up to?

Highlights of CEL’s activities from the past academic year, as BU fulfils its aims for learning excellence Have a look at the many ways the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) has been delivering on its promise to enhance the student learning experience at BU. You can read a review of some of activities contributing… Read more »

My Voice, My Story: photography, students and social change

Members of the Fair Access Research programme spent the morning working with students in our first workshop for the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.  In My Voice, My Story, we are exploring what it means to be a non-traditional student at university through the participatory photographic and story technique, photovoice. This technique sees you become the researchers of… Read more »

Excellent new report on TEL published today

The report, fully entitled Digital capability and teaching excellence: an integrative systematic review exploring what infrastructure and strategies are necessary to support effective use of technology enabled learning (TEL) explores ways of using technology in teaching that are best for improving the student experience. It was written by Dr Liz Austen, Helen J Parkin, Stella… Read more »

BiNE – Biosciences in Nurse Education

Biosciences in Nurse Education (BiNE) Autumn meeting 12th September 2016, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University I recently joined the BiNE Group and attended what turned out to be a stimulating and fascinating autumn meeting at Birmingham City University. In attendance from higher education institutions across the UK was a mix of… Read more »

Introduction to Education Practice: A Programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has four main aims: To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on… Read more »

Presentation by Dr Sandra Goldsworthy, (Associate) Research Professor in Simulation Education, University of Calgary

12-1pm, Wednesday 19th October in EB702 Sandra Goldsworthy has kindly agreed to visit BU when she is visiting England next month. Sandra is a nurse academic from the University of Calgary, and her specialism is simulation education which I know is an area of great interest to many of us in BU. She has kindly agreed to… Read more »

What the digital skills self-assessment is telling us

Thank you to everyone who has completed the digital skill self-assessment.  To date we have had 337 completed questionnaires.  Our goal is that all academic staff will complete the survey but the survey is also open to any member of staff who wants to assess their confidence in the digital arena against the processes, systems… Read more »

Faculty of Management Placement Development Advisor report 2015-16

Felicity Robinson – Senior Placement Development Advisor has produced the Faculty of Management Annual Report for 2015-16 for all AACSB accredited courses. It makes an interesting read and is particularly helpful in considering the perceptions and views of both students and employers. Please follow the link below to view the report bs-annual-report-2015-16

Learning motivations and placement experience in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity delivered a CEL workshop today focusing on placement experience and the learning motivations of students. Based upon James’ recent paper, the workshop provided some useful insights into the changing learning motivations of students studying undergraduate degrees with (practice-based), and without (study-based) work placements. In… Read more »