Monthly Archives: November 2016

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Finance; International Students and Brexit; Fair Access and Progression, as well as other news: Lots of interesting developments in the UK last week while there has been a rather distracting international politics story abroad. Student finance The government have launched two new… Read more »

An update on audience response systems

Over the last few months, we have been looking into a replacement for the TurningPoint clickers which have been in use for several years at BU.  The clickers are frequently used to gain feedback from students in lectures and seminars based on multiple choice questions embedded into PowerPoint presentations. Almost all of the newer systems… Read more »

HEA launches a Patchwork Assessment Practice Guide

Apologies for cross posting, PGCert colleagues and others interested in patchwork texts may be interested This Guide helps practitioners to develop patchwork assessment processes across a range of domains and aids subsequent implementation at institutional and practitioner levels. It provides practitioners with a set of overarching principles for implementing successful patchwork assessment processes. In addition,… Read more »

PASS/PAL Leader Conference Update

Bournemouth University hosted the 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference last weekend (4-6th November), with over 130 delegates attending from 34 institutions. The event, officially opened by Tim McIntyre-Bhatty and held predominantly in our beautiful Fusion Building, included dedicated programmes for both student PAL Leaders and staff who manage PAL in their institution… Read more »

Blackboard Collaborate added to the TEL Toolkit

The virtual classroom functionality which uses Blackboard’s Collaborate software has been added to the TEL Toolkit.  Please click here for information on Collaborate. We are still in the testing phase of Collaborate and the testing will run until the end of December.  After that time, we will review the situation and may continue the trial…. Read more »

Using Padlet at this week’s PAL Conference

Padlet is TEL tool that allows users to add information such as pictures, videos, text and links to a virtual wall.  Padlet has just been added to the TEL Toolkit and you can read more about it on the Padlet page. At the weekend, the annual, National Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Conference was held at… Read more »

PGCert in Education Practice Graduation 2016

Today marked an important milestone in the career of many BU academics as they graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. During the year-long journey which culminated today with a well deserved award,  these members of staff successfully completed three core modules which also led to HEA fellowship, a recognition of academics who have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting… Read more »

Policy update:

===Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, OVC, note short survey for any staff who are Governors/ work with schools=== Dear all Schools that work for everyone consultation In addition to the consultation workshop (second one on 17th November) we have set up a short survey for staff members who have… Read more »

‘LEARN HOW TO STUDY: Developing the study skills and approaches to learning that will help you succeed in university’

  Apologies for cross posting, but a fabulous opportunity to get a free book (and recommend to your students) Announcing the return of ‘LEARN HOW TO STUDY: Developing the study skills and approaches to learning that will help you succeed in university’ Dear colleagues:   I am posting here in the understanding that we share… Read more »

HE policy update

Dear all Schools that work for everyone consultation In addition to the consultation workshop (second one on 17th November) we have set up a short survey for staff members who have experience of working with schools as governors or otherwise – please complete the survey here and let us have your views (closing on 18th… Read more »