Monthly Archives: April 2018

LEGO workshops!

Lego© has been successfully used within Learning and Teaching across BU as well as developing stronger teams. CEL are offering Lego© workshops with two of our experts, Susanne Clarke and Tim Gale on both campus sites. Come, experience the process and consider how you may use Lego in your own research, education or professional practice…. Read more »

iVLE – 20 working 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 »

Time to Think workshop 25th April 10-11.30am

Time to Think, like many creative approaches, is best experienced. Time to Think focuses on the quality of our thinking and was developed by Nancy Kline. In this reflective workshop space, Michael Knight, who is a Time to Think® facilitator, will utilise the principles to enable you to think about your Academic Career Profile. The… Read more »

new Research Report on Smart Wearables 2018-20122

Juniper is a research company focussing on high-end tech – worth following and tracking their ‘reports’ which summarise contents of full research (full research is only available commercially) ==== Overview Juniper’s Smart Wearables research provides an end-to-end analysis of the trends and ecosystem developments impacting this innovative segment. The research charts key macro trends, player strategies, and is… Read more »

20 ideas for this year’s PREP, iVLE

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iVLE is the PREP activity for 17/18.  Please click here for more information on the background and aims of  iVLE. The result of this PREP activity is having a very positive impact on students as this graph of the benefits shows: All four faculties are engaging with the same PREP activity this year and we… Read more »

ALDinHE: report on the ‘teachable machine’ workshop

At the ALDinHE Conference the affordances of Google’s Teachable Machine were explored in a workshop co-run by Dr Mike Hobbs (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Debbie Holley (Bournemouth University) In their future careers students will increasingly encounter machine-learning systems, so it is appropriate to develop a deeper understanding to demystify this technology as the new… Read more »

Call to Action: Universities must focus on innovation that embeds kindness, and humanized approaches. How BU is leading the way.

Susanne Clarke and Laura Roper were delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the AUA2018 conference. We headed off, booked into our hotel, which incidentally we found we were sharing with the Italian Football team – we have pictures if you are interested. The focus of the conference was Higher Education beyond Brexit,… Read more »