Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education Dilly Fung – Download for free

Colleagues, please find below the link to the free download of this open access book. Thanks to our previous PDRF Dr Jacq Priego for forwarding. https://goo.gl/Ygynsz Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students… Read more »

An article from a CEL funded project just published

We are very pleased to announce that an article written by Venancio Tauringana, Marcellus Mbah and Phyllis Alexander has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Interrogating the importance and awareness of NSS improvement initiatives: a case study of final year undergraduate students Abstract: This paper reports the results of a case… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

NSS results HEFCE published the NSS results last week. In their press release they highlight the changes to the survey and the fact that the responses are not comparable with previous years – there were 10 new questions and wording changes to 9 questions. The NUS boycott linked to the TEF affected 12 institutions who… Read more »

University of Greenwich: Compass Special edition on the TEF

With TEF very much in our minds, this is timely and some interesting points made. Debbie ============================================== University of Greenwich: Compass Special edition on the TEF TEF special edition in our open access journal Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. A table of contents is listed below and you can access individual articles or the… Read more »

Special Issue of the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal CREATIVITY FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: PURPOSE, PROCESS, PRODUCT

Colleagues, I know there are some experts out there! Please do consider contrinuing to the special issue – i understad there may be some flexibility for the September 1000 word expression of interest. Debbie Call for papers: Special Issue of the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal CREATIVITY FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: PURPOSE, PROCESS, PRODUCT Much… Read more »

Showcasing your VLE expertise

We have recently been seeing some fantastic content created in our VLEs, myBU and Brightspace.  We certainly have some very talented and creative members of staff! Here is an example using a Brightspace template:   We would love to showcase your work on the CEL blog to inspire others about what can be achieved in VLEs…. Read more »

How to reinvigorate your routine

‘Very few of us look at our schedules and say, “Wow – that looks like a recipe for joy. Please bring it on”. But it doesn’t take much effort to more proactively include activities that will make the day more delightful. Here is a different way of seeing your daily routine, one that draws on… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Embedding industry competitions in student assessment

At the recent CELebrate conference, Melanie Gray presented work on embedding industry competitions in student assessment. Industry competitions are an interesting way to build triadic engagement between academics, students and industry aligning closely with our Bournemouth University blended fusion model of research, professional practice and education. Competition and its use within learning can be seen as an… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Exploring and utilising students’ perspectives on feedback: a mixed method, longitudinal approach

At the recently held CELebrate 2017 conference, Dr. Peter Hills, Kara Peterson, Simon Croker and Dr. Rachel Manning gave a presentation about psychology undergraduate students’ perspectives on assessment feedback. Participants came from all three undergraduate years and spanned a range of academic profiles. The research was longitudinal, from January 2013 to April 2014. A mixed method approach was… Read more »