Monthly Archives: April 2018

LAST CHANCE: 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 »

Oculus announces new privacy dashboard and policy ahead of new European regs

Oculus is updating its privacy policy ahead of May 25, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. Facebook’s virtual reality division will debut its new privacy policy tomorrow, followed by a May 20 rollout of a new dashboard for users to view the data they’ve already shared. “My Privacy Center” will enable users to… Read more »

iVLE – 10 days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

CEL Theme Leader Drop-In Sessions, 24th April, FG19, 10am-12pm

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 »

New Resource from the NTF: Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Lessons from the TEF.

Apologies for cross posting, but a TEF Kindle bargain at 99p! ==from the National Teaching Fellow list==== Dear All, Just wanted to alert you to a book we’ve published : Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Lessons from the TEF.   Olwyn and I have worked on this since last July and have analysed about half… Read more »

Future Tech Now Show

Thursday 5th April 2018, Stephen Pyne and David Hunt from CEL attended the Future Tech Now Show at the Business Design Centre London. The show is designed to showcase new technologies and how they can be used in business and education, however, the emphasis was very much on business and staff development. This year the… Read more »

Brightspace workshops, direct from D2L to a campus near you!

Barry Dahl, Teaching and Learning expert at D2L, the Brightspace provider, will be visiting BU on Thursday, May 24th to run two workshops: 1. Using Brightspace Tools to Increase Student Engagement and Instructor Presence 2. Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents   The workshops are open to all staff; we would encourage you to read the… Read more »

Our BU sabbatical officers are Faculty of Media and Communications ‘HEROs’

Our sabbatical officers this year (as every year!)  have been as amazing. The Faculty of Media and Communications (FMC) has a ‘Heros’ award for staff who make a significant difference, and amongst all of their other activities, our sabbatical students found time to arrange an equality and diversity afternoon. The photo shows them being awarded… Read more »