Monthly Archives: October 2017

HE policy update w/e 6th October (belated)

As the focus of the conference season for HE has been fees, loans and debt, we have a slightly delayed policy update with a catch up on this complicated issue, with a few hints of other things to come in our regular update at the end of the week. Discussions about student finance have dominated… Read more »

BU accredited again for its Breastfeeding Education

The Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has for the third time running been given the accreditation of being Baby Friendly for its midwifery education.  The team from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) came to BU to assess our Midwifery programmes . We scored very highly between… Read more »

Reacting to the ‘Hard to Reach’ through Student Engagement Initiatives

Dear all, REACT project’s Special Issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change We are delighted to announce the launch of our special issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change as part of the dissemination of the HEFCE Catalyst funded REACT Project. This journal represents the culmination of the REACT initiative, offering research… Read more »

Now full:Introduction to Education Practice: A programme for Research Students

Please note the course for October is now full and has a waiting list. The next course will run February 6th- 8th 2018. Please enrol with Organisational Development (register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited). This is evidence-based, practice-based course, is aimed at doctoral students who are or will… Read more »

Brightspace Training Milestone

Brightspace Training Milestone Last week a milestone was reached with the completion of the 100th Brightspace session, 75 training sessions and 25 drop in sessions. This equates to over 400 hours of training and support that has been available to the BU community since May. All of this training and support has been provided by… Read more »

TEL Drop-In Sessions, coming soon to a campus near YOU!

We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. With that in mind, I’ll be running TEL drop-in sessions to support YOU with your technology needs, whether it’s learning how to use a particular programme such as Padlet, or if you’re just looking for new ideas on… Read more »

Sustainability in higher education – call for proposals

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ======== The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology invites manuscript submissions for the following special issue:  Sustainability in higher education: What is the role of educational technologies? Guest editor: Dr. Linda Price (Professor & Chair), University of Bedfordshire, UK Call for submissions: On a global scale, we have seen shifts… Read more »

Broadband Commission: Working Group on Education/ Digital Skills for life and work

From the executive summary: A continuum of ‘digital skills’ Digital technologies now underpin effective participation in key areas of life and work. In addition to technology access, the skills and competencies needed to make use of digital technology and benefit from its growing power and functionality have never been more essential. … Countries are increasingly seeking… Read more »

Coming soon: Introduction to Education Practice: A programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the October 17th– 19th 2017 This is evidence-based, practice-based course, is aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has four main aims: To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult learning, with special… Read more »