Monthly Archives: April 2017

Project: The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

by Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) In this exploratory workshop, students and staff from three faculties are coming together to explore innovative approaches to assessment based upon the principles of ‘backward design’ and co-creation. The unexpected mid-semester departure from the University of one of our original Faculty partners proved to be only a temporary… Read more »

The many uses of a programme map

One of the posters presented at today’s Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) conference at the University of Hull was by Phil Mathews, Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting in FMC. The source issue for this poster was that the BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and Television (BASW) programme has lots of opportunities both curricular and extra-curricular activities, however… Read more »

Using multiple intelligence theory in resource development

One of the posters presented at the conference for the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) was by Sara Eaglesfield of Bucks New University.  It was on the subject of helping students with their writing skills using Howard Gardner’s 1983 Multiple intelligences work as its theoretical framework. Gardner suggested that the range of… Read more »

Journal of Pedagogic Development – now avialable with call for articles on ‘achievement’

Dear Colleague, The latest issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development is now available at We hope you enjoy this issue. We are also inviting submissions for an issue in November on the theme of ‘Achievement’. We hope you will consider submitting a paper or an article. The deadline will be 30 July. Best… Read more »

new publication from OER (Brazil)

Apologies for cross posting – excellent new article: OPEN INNOVATION IN EDUCATION CONCEPTS AND BUSINESS MODELS CIEB Studies is a series of publications that aims to provide the basis for discussion of issues central to innovation in Brazilian public education. To stimulate a productive ecosystem of innovation in education and the creation of public policies… Read more »

CEL two year secondments for ‘Education Excellence’ theme leaders (internal only)

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »

update from JISC experts group

Colleagues – information and links from a recent JISC experts group. Useful Jisc links and resources mentioned in the meeting:  Student/learner digital experience tracker pilot  Building digital capability project where you can find all the new digital capability resources and case studies The updated online version of evolution of FELTAG: a glimpse at effective practice in UK… Read more »

Update of BU’s Learning and Teaching Fellowships for 2017/18

Jacqui Taylor, Jonny Branney, Ann Luce and Laura Bunt-MacRury were awarded BU Learning and Teaching Fellowships for 2017/18. They have been engaging in activities and initiatives which support and develop student learning in a range of contexts.  The aims of the BU Learning and Teaching Fellowship Awards are to recognise and celebrate excellent achievement and/or… Read more »

Professor Debbie Holley appointed as Head of CEL

Professor McIntyre-Bhatty has just released this excellent news: Dear all,   I am delighted to announce that Professor Debbie Holley has been appointed as the Head of our Centre of Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth University.   Debbie is a Professor of Learning Innovation, a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the HEA… Read more »