It’s been a busy bee week. We have oodles of news for you, feel free to scan through and find the sections that are most interesting to you! Ministerial update The new Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, has been more active this week. The HE Review The much heralded and still elusive HE Review was a… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018
Monthly Archives: January 2018
Brightspace Training can now be booked via dedicated intranet pages that will be updated with all future training session details. Academic and Support Staff are welcome to book the most appropriate training session depending on their role. Academic Staff Brightspace Foundation training is a well-tested set of steps about the practical application of Brightspace for… Read more » about How to book your Brightspace training
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 » about Sign Up Now: Workshops to make YOUR life easier!!
In the week of 19th-23rd February, the first national “SDG Teach In” campaign will run to raise awareness of why Education for Sustainable Development should be at the heart of HE, and help catalyse the change needed to make this happen. The Teach In is a chance to try out using the SDGs in teaching, and although… Read more » about NUS Teach In Launch at BU
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 » about Flipped Learning, Flipped Pancakes!
These sessions are tailored to YOU! Come along with your question, problem or concern and we’ll help you solve them! Technology Enhanced Learning (Dr Ann Luce) We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. These drop in sessions are available to support colleagues with your technology… Read more » about January Theme Leader Drop In Sessions
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 » about Join us January 31st for a Technology Showcase, 4-6pm
Global staff mobility – including training, teaching, research or networking – brings huge value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable personal career experience. We are pleased to announce that staff, both academic and professional support, can now apply for funds to support these activities through Erasmus+, under the Global Staff Mobility scheme. Erasmus+… Read more » about Funds now available to support Global Staff Mobility – Erasmus+
A quieter week policy-wise following the cabinet reshuffle. New minister – new set of priorities? Our new minister has been fairly quiet as he settles in and thinks about the many priorities – we expect that the PM wants him to focus on the “major review” – and despite pressure he has refused to get… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 19th January 2018
Users of SPSS may be interested to learn that the latest version, 25, which was released in August 2017, has been packaged by IT Services and is now available. Click here for information on what’s new in version 25. If you require help with SPSS, have a look at the excellent training and support provided… Read more » about SPSS 25: Bayesian statistics and improved charting