Monthly Archives: March 2018

CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!

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The Association of Learning Developer in Higher Education (ALDinHE) hold their national conference at the University of Leicester 26/28th March. Our own CEL theme leaders will be showcasing the Bournemouth University work taking place during our year of ‘Assessment and Feedback’. Please do follow/ support us on #aldcon Assessment and Feedback Fiesta Anne Quinney, Ann Luce… Read more »

Teachable Machines anyone?

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Colleagues, I am delighted to be piloting an early workshop in the next stage of the ARU/BU augmented reality work for STEM students. This is at the ALDinHE National Conference, please do follow/ support us at #aldcon Design, Create, Evaluate: can a ‘teachable machine’ help learners learn? Mike Hobbs and Elaine Brown, Anglia Ruskin University; Debbie… Read more »

DeepMind explores inner workings of AI

As with the human brain, the neural networks that power artificial intelligence systems are not easy to understand. DeepMind, the Alphabet-owned AI firm famous for teaching an AI system to play Go, is attempting to work out how such systems make decisions. By knowing how AI works, it hopes to build smarter systems. But researchers… Read more »

BETT Show London 2018

Four members of the BU Learning Technology team attended the BETT conference in London in January. The event contains a mix of demonstrators, demonstrations and short talks. To give you an idea of what the event is about here is an excerpt from the BETT website: ‘Creating a better future by transforming education Bett is… Read more »

HE Policy Update for the w/e 23rd March 2018

HE Review The major review of HE was announced in late February (see policy update 23 Feb 2018 for our analysis). It’s a Department for Education review supported by an independent panel with an advisory role. The independent panel, led by Philip Augar, have opened a consultation and evidence gathering exercise inviting responses from the… Read more »

Apple reportedly unveiling a cheaper iPad next week

Apple is holding an education-focused event on Tuesday that teases “creative new ideas for teachers and students.” While rumors previously suggested a cheaper MacBook will arrive soon, it appears Apple will be focusing on the iPad next week. Bloomberg reports that a “low-cost iPad” will be announced alongside new education software next week. Rumors previously suggested Apple is preparing to launch a $259… Read more »

CEL keynote at the Education Technology Conference in Dublin

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Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Education Technology Conference at University College Dublin (UCD).  The day long conference was attended by some 120 academic staff and focused on aspects of technology enhanced learning.  There were many presentations during the day including how to engage students in China, using the flipped classroom… Read more »

Thinking critically about ‘creativity’

A few weeks ago I was invited to give a talk at the UCL Knowledge Lab on ‘creativity’, which is one of my favourite subjects but not, perhaps, for reasons you might expect. My title was “Thinking Critically about Creativity” and it gave me the opportunity to reflect further upon how this noun is invested… Read more »

CEL Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Award 2018- Now Open for Applications!

CEL Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Award 2018 – Now open for applications! Images of plastics in the environment are dominating the headlines.   What do you see in this photograph that you could use, or are already using, to educate your students about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?  Depending on your viewpoint:   What are… Read more »