Monthly Archives: March 2018

LEAP workshops on 9 March 2018

We held two LEAP sessions in BU today that were primarily attended by staff from Media Production and Sports and Physical Activity but included staff from FoM too. It was the first time that we had the opportunity to work with staff from the same level of a programme.  It was excellent to see the… Read more »

Celebrating International Women’s day

Women's Academic Network

Thank you to three amazing women for sharing their work and thank you to the BU Women’s Academic Network (WAN) organisers for all their work… Josie Fraser:  https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2016/sessions/keynote-josie-fraser/#gref Description In this talk, Josie Fraser looks at some of the specific social and political contexts of open practice, and digital environmental factors that shape, restrict and… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship – Writing Retreat

These half day sessions are for colleagues who have already considered which level of Fellowship they want to apply for and are either ready to start writing their application or need some dedicated time to continue or finalise it ready for submission. A TeachBU mentor will be on hand to answer any questions and colleagues… Read more »

#DigiFest18: Reflections on the conference

I started day 2 of DigiFest, JISC’s flagship technology conference by tending to the farm on my tractor– a simulated farm of course, but what I took from the experience is that a.) tractor drivers make it look easy, b.) you can’t drive a tractor like you drive a car, c.) how amazing would it… Read more »

Open Access Book: Teaching and Technology

===Apologies for cross posting=== I am just writing to let you know about my new book publication with The University of Westminster Press which will be of particular interest to anyone working in Higher Education and teacher development. Essentially this is a story of teacher development in the context of a language centre in the… Read more »

Come Play! Augmented and Virtual Reality, 21st March, 1-3pm, P421

Ever wanted to know how to use Google Cardboard? How about creating your own AR/VR material? Want to see what it’s really like to ‘play’ with an Occulus Rift, then this session is for YOU! At this session you will experience Google Cardboard, learn about AR/VR apps for your phone, and also have an opportunity… Read more »

University Mental Health Day at BU

Thursday 1 March 2018 was University Mental Health Day (UMHD). The theme this year focused on communities and empowering all members of the university community to be active in supporting student mental health. SUBU and BU  put together a whole week of activities.  Student Minds has identified that a lack of community is one of the… Read more »

CEL Theme Leader Drop-In Sessions: 20th March, 12-2pm, PG30a

CEL Theme Leaders Dr Ann Luce and Dr Shelley Thompson host these drop-in sessions to provide support tailored to YOU! 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 »

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… Read more »