Monthly Archives: November 2017

LEAPing into action

Today saw the launch of BU’s new curriculum design and visualisation tool, LEAP (the Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme) which was previewed in an earlier post. With a solid base in research from Jisc, UCL and Diana Laurillard, LEAP is a way of creating a visual representation of a unit.  The unit comprises 6 learning types… Read more »

How do you teach using textbooks? Have a say in a project exploring the future of the textbook

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Colleagues, your input to assist a National Teaching Fellow would be much appreciated: I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »

Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included)

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Apolgies for cross posting: Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included) Dear All, The 2nd in our Open Lecture Series for 2017-18 will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of Nov at 5:30-6:30pm in the iconic Greenwich campus, Queen Anne 065 (QA065), Park Row, London SE10 9LS… Read more »

ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference University of Leicester 26th – 28th March 2018

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ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference University of Leicester 26th – 28th March 2018 This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ALDinHE conference and we are looking forward to celebrating in Leicester with our best conference yet. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Roni Bamber, of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh,… Read more »

TEL Drop-In Session: 28th November, 12-2pm, PG30a

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 »

Webinar now available!

As part of my BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship 2016-2017, I decided to run a FREE webinar on Mobile Journalism and Social Media. As part of my fellowship, I was awarded £2000 to travel to the United States, first to Seattle to visit a colleague who I had met at a previous conference and also to… Read more »

Looking for support? Organisational Development is here to help!

Although the Autumn sees a hiatus in preparations for Appraisals and then Pay, Progression and Promotion boards, OD work throughout the year with Faculty Executives, on ways in which they can manage talent, performance and succession within their teams, particularly in respect of supporting their staff to develop fused academic identities and careers. Using a… Read more »

Choose a name for BU’s new Research Data Repository

We are now in the final stages of developing a repository solution for Bournemouth University research data.  Like its partner BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online), BU’s open access research output repository that shares your BRIAN deposits with the world, the new research data repository will provide a secure yet open access place to archive and showcase… Read more »

HE Policy Briefings

These briefing sessions are aimed at staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE policy landscape. This workshop, co-facilitated by Jane Forster (Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor) and Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) will bring together policy and practice. By the end of this briefing participants will: • Be aware of the latest policy developments… Read more »

Pedagogies and contexts in which textbooksare used – please support this research by taking the survey

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Collageus, can you assist with a survey re textbooks? Please read on… ==== I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »