Monthly Archives: June 2017

Brightspace: New video on transferring content from myBU

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We have updated the video which explains and shows the process of transferring content from myBU to Brightspace. In this version we make it more clear that Turnitin boxes should not be exported as these will need to be set up within each unit. The revised video is available from the Brightspace page of the… Read more »

Sustainable development goals competiton highlights great teaching practise

Supporting our academic staff in incorporating the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship into the curriculum is an important part of our sustainable objectives at BU. This year to highlight some of the good teaching practise CEL ran a competition which asked lecturers to give examples of where they incorporate the… Read more »

A report from a student led co-creation project: Pond Simulator

Joshua Thomas-Houlker reports on his co-creation Pond Simulator project with Edina Morris and Will Malkin as student partners and Vicky Isley and Valery Adzhiev as academic partners: At the start of this project I conducted primary and secondary research. I went online and researched games similar to Water Edge and came across 3 different games that stood… Read more »

‘Voices From the Frontline of Homelessness’: An Investigation into The Big Issue’s Creation of Alternative Representations of Homelessness

On the 14th of February 2017, Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) in collaboration with the Student Union (SUBU) presented award certificates and prizes to some outstanding undergraduate students of the university to undertake co-creation projects with academic partners. We are delighted to share with you reports from the award recipients, starting with Anni Eerik BA… Read more »

CEL Festival of Learning event “Innovative technology in learning”

Date: Saturday 8 July 2017 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Location: F201, Talbot Campus We are inviting the public to have a taste of the future by trying out our innovation tools and technologies for learning. It will be a drop in session suitable for older children and adults of all ages. We are asking the… Read more »

Free spaces/ Active Learning Conference with masterclasses on team based learning: teams thinking about changing practice very welcome.

Dear BU colleagues Please see below – Anglia Ruskin are developing significant expertise and a reputation for active learning approaches; Prof Mike Sharples is an expert of MOOCs and mobile learning. ==== Anglia Ruskin University is running an Active Learning Conference on 12 September 2017 at our Cambridge Campus with pre-conference masterclasses on 11 September…. Read more »

Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!

Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Creating spaces and environments which bring teams together to unleash creativity and allow game changing ideas to thrive is central to embedding excellence. There is a lot of science behind many approaches to creativity & innovation and the evidence is growing all the time. It can however, be… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 23rd June 2017

Two items have dominated this week – the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of Parliament, and the TEF results. Queen’s Speech The Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s legislative agenda for the session of parliament. In a rare departure this year the parliamentary legislative session is planned to last for two years, instead of… Read more »