Monthly Archives: September 2017

Newly published article on international students and their placement experience

Dear colleagues, we are very pleased to announce that an article from a CEL funded project written by Kelly Goodwin and myself (Marcellus Mbah) has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Enhancing the work placement experience of international students: towards a support framework Abstract: This article reports the findings from an… Read more »

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of the

Calling BU creative colleagues – an extended deadline… ===== Dear colleagues, I’d like to draw your attention to a CfP relating to a Creativity Special Issue of RAISE’s Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal (SEHEJ). I previously circulated the details (below) – but I’m sending this because the DEADLINE for Expressions of Interest/Abstracts HAS BEEN EXTENDED… Read more »

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed, plus free Augmented Reality poster and postcards

BBC Two on Monday 25th September 2017 at 9:00PM In this major three part series Chris and Xand van Tulleken uncover the latest secrets of our bodies. By tracing the remarkable journey that we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth they reveal the latest science that is changing the… Read more »

Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue: Qualitative Approaches to Policy Analysis & Research

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ========= Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist (1.311 Impact Factor) on QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO POLICY ANALYSIS & RESEARCH Editors: Monica Reid Kerrigan, Rowan University, and Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University Abstracts Due: December 1, 2017 • Full Manuscript Due: May 1, 2018 The purpose of… Read more »

Brightspace 1 to 1 support

Brightspace 1 to 1 support In this first semester everyone is a Brightspace ‘newbie’! Understandably, you might be feeling the need for some extra 1 to 1 support as you start to upload your content. Come along to any of the extra drop-in sessions and get your Brightspace questions answered. Stay as long or short… Read more »

Meet your new TEL Theme Leader: Dr. Ann Luce

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself as your new theme leader for Technology Enhanced Learning. My name is Ann Luce, and I’m a Principal Academic from the School of Journalism, English and Communication in the Faculty of Media and Communication. I’ve been teaching in higher education for over a decade now, and before… Read more »

Booklet: ‘Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics: case studies of successful practice’

Colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ==== From: The sigma network for cross-university mathematics and statistics support <SIGMA-NETWORK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK> on behalf of Rowlett, Peter <P.Rowlett@SHU.AC.UK> Sent: 14 September 2017 15:00 To: SIGMA-NETWORK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Subject: Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics: case studies of successful practice Dear all, You may be aware that part of the activity of the sigma Network Employability SIG was… Read more »

Multi-Sensory VR Experience of William Talbot Photograph Exhibition

Posted on behalf of Heidi Singleton A new dimension that extends the physical space into an experimental virtual world is sweeping into museums and galleries across the UK. This autumn Thresholds is restaging Fox Talbot’s first photography exhibition and the riot of 1839.  It uses some of the latest multi-sensory VR technology, enabling participants to wander freely through the room and examine Fox Talbot’s early prints.  The Vive headset and backpack enable untethered walking around… Read more »

The curriculum design process – LEAP

At the recent Association for Learning Technology (ALT) conference, I attended a workshop on curriculum design which I thought would work very well at BU. Arena Blended Connected (ABC) is described as “an effective and engaging hands-on workshop that has now been trialled with great success over a range of programmes. In just 90 minutes… Read more »

HEPI Breakfast Seminar 12th October

Where next for widening participation and fair access? HEPI Breakfast Seminar in partnership with Brightside Thursday 12th October 8.20am to 10.30am One Birdcage Walk, Westminster SW1 HEPI and Brightside are working in partnership to bring together key experts on widening participation to see what more can be done to improve social mobility. Following publication over the… Read more »