Monthly Archives: July 2017

Public and (Student) Involvement in Research: an Exercise Scientist’s Experience

By Dr James Gavin Having been awarded CEL Innovation funding earlier in the year, I have had the pleasure of i) hosting a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research seminar series and, when this goes to print (or screen), ii) hosted two patient advisory groups. The seminar series attracted keynote speakers from: Bournemouth University,… Read more »

PGCert mentors event: Looking for new mentors!

Mentoring is fundamental for developing the skills and confidence of our PGCert in Education Practice participants. The PGCert is doubling its numbers next year so we’re looking for new mentors! Are you recognised as a good teacher; interested in new teaching and learning developments; willing to help others achieve their goals; open to the value… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 14th July 2017

Learning gain pilot projects – HEFCE published the first annual report looking at the 13 pilot projects that are looking at how to measure learning gain and the value of the data that such measurements will produce.  The final reports won’t be for a while – and then it will be interesting to see what… Read more »

Supporting staff with the transition to Brightspace

The Brightspace training team from IT Skills, CEL and comprising all the Learning Technologists held a meeting yesterday to review the training that has been completed and also to look ahead to how best to support staff involved in the first phase of the rollout in the coming semester. This is the provision that we… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: What iInnovate tells us about assessment and feedback

This presentation looked at the responses to the Iinnovate initiative to demonstrate how staff are innovating in assessment and feedback.  Extracting relevant data from the Iinnovate programme, the presentation highlighted practical steps that staff can consider for adoption. The presentation is available here: Promoting academic staff innovation at Bournemouth University from David Biggins    

CELebrate 2017: Using audience response systems

At the recent CELebrate 2017 Conference, one of the presentations comprised a hands-on workshop of two competing audience response systems; Mentimeter and Kahoot. Audience response systems are very good for engaging an audience by asking them questions to which they respond using their own devices such as a mobile phone.  Kahoot is free to use… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: a great success

On 13th June CEL hosted the annual CELebrate event in the Fusion building on Talbot Campus, with the focus this year on Assessment and Feedback. The conference format consisted of 18 papers, 5 workshops and 9 posters and a keynote delivered by Professor Dai Hounsell, a world-leading expert on assessment and feedback. Over 70 delegates… Read more »

Bournemouth’s Annie East shortlisted for National Green Gown award

Annie East,  lecturer in the Department of Media Production has been shortlisted for a national teaching and learning award for her sustainability work: Greening the screen; facing the challenge of embedding education for sustainable development into higher education media production courses An extract from the EAUC Press release shows the significance of this achievement: This… Read more »

Generation TEF: Teaching in spotlight – presentation on BME students, their travels and thoughts for HEI policy

“…If the college don’t push it forward, how are people going to get to know each other, you just don’t…” Helen Pokorny (University of Westminster, Debbie Holley, Bournemouth University and Suzanne Kane, Salford University “…If the college don’t push it forward, how are people going to get to know each other, you just don’t…” from… Read more »