Monthly Archives: January 2018

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more »

Reflections on a Creative Writing Workshop for Academics at BU, led by Kip Jones

By Susanne Clarke (with Trevor Hearing, Caroline Jackson, Mark Readman, Carly Stewart & Peter Wolfensberger) I am sitting here on a Saturday morning, daunted by the task ahead of me.  I am in charge of writing a blog on behalf of a wonderful group of people who I spent a couple of days with at… Read more »

January Theme Leader Drop In Sessions

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 »

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 »

TODAY 1st Annual MSc Green Economy conference (online) 1pm Monday 15th January

As we are aware the topic of sustainable education and sustainability are a part of the university vision. This afternoon an online conference is being run for the MSc in Green Economy in the Department of Life and Environmental sciences. You are welcome to join in with this via GoToWebinar. The link to register for… Read more »

Save the Date: iVLE Workshop (PREP Activity)

This year’s PREP activity across all Faculties is called iVLE. It is an opportunity for you to share best practice on your use of the VLE: MyBU or Brightspace and how this contributes to the student experience. The areas of education practice that comprise iVLE include but are not limited to: Content of units, ie learning… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 12th January 2018

Cabinet Reshuffle Out with the old and in with the new…the cabinet reshuffle this week brings changes for HE. Goodbye to Jo Johnson as he departs from the Universities Minister role to become Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London. Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, reflects on Johnson’s legacy in the Times Higher,… Read more »

14 March 10-4pm Knowing through Making: Workshop for Educators and Researchers

Book a day away for an exploratory workshop on 14th March (10-4pm). Curie Scott and Ashley Woodfall will share approaches using creative/art/embodied methods in research and teaching. Adopting practices which decentre the written word, we look to create a playful space for knowing and being through making – in a way that looks to the unbounded, reflective… Read more »

New Year – new study? PART 2: Reflections on Leadership in HE

Come and join Sue Eccles on the Reflections on Leadership in HE: Developing high quality staff to deliver high quality learning opportunities. This unit provides experienced academics with an opportunity to reflect on their skills as leaders and to develop these further as role models and motivators for others to follow, creating a culture of creativity and continuous… Read more »