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 » about LAST CHANCE: iVLE Workshop (PREP Activity)
Monthly Archives: April 2018
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 » about iVLE – 10 days to go
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 » about CEL Theme Leader Drop-In Sessions, 24th April, FG19, 10am-12pm
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 » about New Resource from the NTF: Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Lessons from the TEF.
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 » about Future Tech Now Show
I have to admit that when I first heard of this conference; my initial reaction was one of confusion and intrigue. The combination of archaeology and mental well-being seemed a bit random and not obviously connected. So, having an interest in archaeology and with well-being and mindfulness big on the current agenda, I decided to… Read more » about Historic Landscapes and Mental Well-being Conference Friday 13th April 2018 – Fusion Building
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 » about Brightspace workshops, direct from D2L to a campus near you!
April has been another busy month in the world of Brightspace and Learning Technology; please click here for all the news and highlights!
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 » about Our BU sabbatical officers are Faculty of Media and Communications ‘HEROs’