Monthly Archives: September 2017

Free online 4 week Open, Flexible and Social Learning Course

Colleagues, an invitation form the wonderful Chrissi Nerantzi (ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2017) to join her four week course – see below for full details.   =============== Dear friends, We would like to bring to your attention a new iteration of the open course Flexible, Open and Social Learning or short FOS. Over four… Read more »

Design guidelines: an ALT guide

Colleagues, Many of you are designing your units in Brightspace or My BU – this may assist.. ===== Just in case this is of interest or use: https://repository.alt.ac.uk/2373/ Abstract: “This guide, with a foreword by Maren Deepwell and Joe Wilson, is a comprehensive summary of how we went about creating Citizen Maths, an open online… Read more »

Free workshop: the use and abuse of the Student Voice

Thanks to SEDA for sharing Dear Colleagues, Apologies for any cross-posting. Please see details below of a free workshop to be held in Sheffield on 20th October concerning some LFHE-funded research into use and abuse of the Student Voice. If you can make it, the booking link is at the bottom of the message. Please… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 22nd September 2017

Fees debate Last week started with the Sunday Times headline suggesting that the government would reduce tuition fees to £7500 and then the debate that has been continuing all summer boiled over briefly. You can read more about it on Wonkhe here.  Headline grabbing policies on tuition fees are apparently fed by the view that… Read more »

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more »

Special issue calls for Education Related Papers

Dear colleagues, I thought you might be interested in any of the following special issue calls for paper: Special issue call for papers from Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:  ‘The aim of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles reporting recent empirical advances on the application of… Read more »

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… Read more »

Using Fieldscapes as an authoring tool for creating immersive learning

Dr Liz Falconer, Denyse King (Midwifery Lecturer) and David Hunt met with Nash Mbaya and David Burden from Daden Limited today; to continue their collaborative development of a Virtual Maternity Urinalysis Clinic using ‘Fieldscapes’.  The meeting was part of the Collaborative Alternative Augmented Reality Series (CAARS)- a project that is creating a 3D virtual environment… Read more »

Knowing through making: A creative workshop for Educators and Researchers (18 Oct 2017)

We’d love you to join us on Wednesday 18th October 2017 for an off-campus creativity workshop! This exploratory day-long workshop (10am-4pm) is for educators and researchers. We, Curie Scott and Ashley Woodfall, will be sharing creative/ artistic embodied approaches for use in research and teaching. Adopting practices which decentre the written word, we look to… Read more »