Monthly Archives: May 2017

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). many thanks! The CEL team === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of the initiatives within this campaign is… Read more »

Save the date! Wednesday 7th June/ Are you an inspiring educator? Start to build your profile towards a national Teaching fellowship – a scheme run by the Higher Education Academy to recognise and reward excellent in teaching.

Are you an inspiring educator? Start to build your profile towards a National Teaching fellowship – a scheme run by the Higher Education Academy to recognise and reward excellent in teaching. Bournemouth University are hosting a free networking event; designed to give you the tools and techniques to develop a national profile. Come along and find out… Read more »

Professor Debbie Holley delivers Keynote to BU Careers and Teachers Conference

A keynote presentation to the BU Careers and Teachers conference #BUCATC This keynote suggests that with the move to models of school based teacher training, that trainee teachers and NQTs find their  Continuous Professional Development needs are not being met, and indeed, can be unsuitable to their needs.  I suggest that harnessing their desire co-create… Read more »

iInnovate: Scaling innovation from the individual to the institution

Further to Debbie Holley’s post about the acceptance of an abstract for the ALT-C conference in Liverpool in September, we have just had a second submission approved.  This second abstract focuses on the iInnovate initiative and reports on institution-wide innovation and the sharing of best practice. ==== A significant issue for HEIs is how to… Read more »

Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Colleagues, delighted to report that our abstract for the prestigious Association of Learning Technologists has been accepted – there has been significant interest in the BU work in this area, led by David Biggins, previously a CEL theme leader and now one of our Academic Learning Advisors working on Brightspace, our new VLE ==== Developing… Read more »

RKE Development Framework Workshop – “Bibliometrics: An introduction to research impact metrics”

Understanding and demonstrating impact is becoming an essential part of any research activity. Have you ever wondered how other people are citing your work? Do you know how to calculate your “h-index”? Have you heard of Altmetrics? Come along to this session to find out more. Topics covered will include: Journal quality (SCOPUS, Web of… Read more »

Sulitest: The first global tool to assess Sustainability Literacy lands at BU

BU has just signed up to Sulitest, the first sustainability literacy tool to measure, improve and develop sustainability literacy on a global scale and to help create and inspire global citizens. The sustainable literacy test which is known as Sulitest is a global platform for developing sustainable awareness. Used in 58 countries, it is helping… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 19th May 2017

A focus on manifestos this week, but some other interesting things first: Data protection within data analytics – The Information Commissioner has opened a formal investigation to assess the potential risk to data protection when using data analytics for political purposes. It will consider the practices deployed during the UK’s EU Referendum campaign and potentially… Read more »

Seeking feedback on your Innovations

Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at http://bit.ly/iInnovate). with thanks, the CEL team === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of the initiatives within this campaign is… Read more »

Inspiring Educator? want national recognition? This is the event for you…Wednesday 7th June Invitation to the ‘Aspiring National Teaching Fellows’ networking event, run by NTFs for aspiring NTFs’

Are you an inspiring educator? Start to build your profile towards a national Teaching fellowship – a scheme run by the Higher Education Academy to recognise and reward excellent in teaching. Bournemouth University are hosting a free networking event; designed to give you the tools and techniques to develop a national profile. Come along and find out… Read more »