Monthly Archives: April 2018

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers… Read more »

RIP passwords: new web standard designed to replace login method

WebAuthn will eliminate need for passwords by moving to methods of authentication such as biometrics, says web standards controller A new web standard is expected to kill passwords, meaning users will no longer have to remember difficult logins for each and every website or service they use. The Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is designed to… Read more »

Book a LEAP session for your unit, team or department

the CEL logo

What is LEAP? LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »

Audience response systems – a further update

the CEL logo

The project to buy a site-wide licence of the latest version of the TurningPoint application which supports PowerPoint-based, web-based and self-paced polling of students and other audiences is still on-going.  We continue to seek funding for the project. In the interim, we recommend the use of the hand-held clickers with TurningPoint version 5.  If you… 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 article published online

A paper written by Dr Jenny Hall from CEL and Dr Sue Way from the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) has been published online in the journal Midwifery. It is titled ‘A discussion paper: Do national maternity policy reviews take account of the education and training of the future midwifery workforce? An… Read more »

The many (potential) benefits of Learning Analytics

A report issued on 8 March 2018 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 6.4% of undergraduate students dropped out of higher education during their first year in 2015-16, the third year that this percentage has risen nationally.  The percentage for UK domiciled, full-time undergraduate) non-continuing students at BU who entered in 2015/16 is 8.8%,… Read more »

Making Videos with Camtasia Studio 8

Video is becoming an increasingly important part of teaching and learning practice, as well as in documenting research projects, especially for those who would like to demonstrate impact. Camtasia Studio 8 is a great video editing tool within the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit supported by the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth… Read more »