Monthly Archives: December 2017

MOJO and Social Journalism Webinar available NOW!!

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 »

Applications to join the editorial team of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.

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Dear Colleagues (Apologies for cross-posting). Editorial Opportunities Having just published our 12th edition, we would be pleased to receive applications to join the editorial team of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. The JLDHE was established in 2008 and is published online: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/index. We are looking for new editors to join us as… Read more »

Football and Management: Lessons for BU?

This blog has been written by Corey Kemp a Faculty of Management Business Studies student who is currently working at BU within the Programme Management Office during his placement year, as well as providing support for Service Excellence.  Corey and I, Susanne Clarke, have had many interesting discussions about teams, leadership and football.  He discusses… Read more »

Save the Date: TEL Toolkit

Come learn some of the apps and tools supported at BU that you can use to enhance learning in your classroom. We will discuss Padlet, Linoit, Bristol Online Surveys, Panopto and other tools that you will find helpful in your classroom. These tools will make the learning experience more engaging for your students, and will… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy – latest issue now available

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Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce the publication of volume 11(2) of JIL. Please peruse and enjoy the contents below – JIL is open access, so nothing will stand in your way! In this issue we have articles on student research fairs; school librarians’ perceptions of teachers’ information literacy; the ‘otherly’ experience of distance learning; and… Read more »

£33 million to be invested in immersive technology development

Immerse.org.uk recently posted a link to the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, which details the investment that is planned in developing immersive technologies.  The focus is upon audiences of the future for virtual, augmented and mixed realities and bringing together developers and researchers to explore the potential of immersive technologies “from entertainment and art to… Read more »

A Trip to the Freud Museum

CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow Dr Laura Bunt-MacRury arranged for a student trip as part of her year of development… read on.. By Jasmine Aloma Located on an unassuming suburban street in Finchley Road lays 20 Maresfield Gardens, which is also known as the Freud Museum (https://www.freud.org.uk). One would be forgiven to not know that… Read more »

Invitation to Technology Showcase: January 31st, 4pm-6pm

Come to our technology showcase in the hours leading up to CEL’s own Professor Debbie Holley’s inaugural lecture. See the high-tech kit we use across the university, and why not try out the VR Occulus Rift while you’re there! We’ll have on display: Occulus Rift Prism Hololens Drones Google Cardboard 3D printer and much, much… Read more »

Save the Date: Flipped Learning, Flipped Pancakes!

Celebrate Shove Tuesday (Pancake Day) by learning about Flipped Learning Come have free pancakes and interact with our fabulous new touch screen in the Staff Centre and learn about flipped learning. Professor Michael Wilmore, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communication, will help to launch our ‘Flipped learning’ event with a talk about his recent research… Read more »

Save the Dates: Workshops to make YOUR life easier

Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom and Audio Feedback Are you teaching larger cohorts of students and just need some assistance in clawing back some time? Let us show you some pedagogically driven models for how you can do this. In this session we will discuss blended learning and flipped classroom using Brightspace. We will also discuss… Read more »