Monthly Archives: March 2017

Creating the BU version of the pedagogic wheel

You may have seen a pedagogic wheel of applications that is available online? (click here to have a look, if not).  The wheel is a useful aid for highlighting different applications that can be used in your teaching and is based around Bloom’s taxonomy. We are creating a BU version of the wheel for staff. … Read more »

Infographic report on BU’s outreach work

2015-16 was a very busy year for BU’s outreach initiatives.  The attached infographic tells the impressive story of engaging and creating impact in schools and colleges in the region. Outreach report infographic-2015.16v.2

Dr Curie Scott accepted as a fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development

Curie Scott has become an International Fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development, a national centre for applied health research, practice development and innovation, hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University. The International Fellowship is awarded to outstanding researchers, practitioners, innovators and thought leaders who demonstrate innovation and creativity in their field .  It provides… Read more »

The role of socio-emotional intelligence in teaching and learning – Thu 23 Mar at 1pm

All staff are invited to attend this one-hour interactive workshop facilitated by the CEL.  It will provide a background to the concept of socio-emotional intelligence and an opportunity to discuss a variety of pedagogical approaches aimed at increasing the emotional capability of our students. By the end of this workshop you will have: a basic… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 17th March 2017

Brexit: Research Professional illustrates the Brexit threats to research positioning and job losses by highlighting the difficulties facing an EU astronomy consortium. The consortium represents seven countries, led by the UK, but will move headquarters to an EU member state from January 2021. The move means the UK will lose the project’s leadership and the… Read more »

Licensing Challenges for Open Education in Australian Higher Education

Many apologies for cross posting but this may be of interest to some colleagues: Robin Wright will be leading a research seminar on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 16.00, Room F306 (Fusion Building). Concerns around copyright and licensing have been identified as one of the key factors limiting the introduction of Open Education Practices (OEP) in the Australian… Read more »

Lecture streaming using Panopto: three tips for your sessions

As some of you know, CEL staff run writing bootcamps for PGR students interested in applying for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through TeachBU. This is part of CEL’s training provision for PhD students who engage in teaching during their doctoral studies, following up from the Introduction to Education Practice course. We run… Read more »

CEL Success: Validation of MA Education Practice.

The CEL team, led by Head of CEL Professor Gail Thomas and Dr Sue Eccles, CEL Research and Development lead, and supported by CEL members Dr Curie Scott (Programme Leader); Dr Jenny Hall (NMC lead); Professor Debbie Holley; Anne Quinney  (Theme Leader for Creative Assessment and Feedback) as well as Academic Liaison Manager, librarian Emma… Read more »

Educational game development: ‘Duty calls’

By Peter Phillips CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update We were awarded money through the CEL innovation award to develop a prototype board game for student paramedics called Duty Calls. This game is a fun way for student paramedics to learn about the issues of professionalism and their responsibilities as aspiring healthcare professionals. Duty Calls has… Read more »

Learning Analytics at BU?

Jisc have a broad definition of learning analytics.  They say: Every time a student interacts with their university – be that going to the library, logging into their virtual learning environment or submitting assessments online – they leave behind a digital footprint. Learning analytics is the process of using this data to improve learning and… Read more »