Monthly Archives: June 2018

HE Policy update for the w/e 22nd June 2018

Another big week in policy land. We’ve big features on grade inflation and post-qualification admissions to get your brain buzzing. Feel free to turn to your neighbour and discuss! Brexit news for EU citizens setting in the UK This week the Government released further details on how EU citizens and their families could apply for… Read more »

The screen colour “Cyan” is the hidden ingredient in sleep

University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep. The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye. The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens and phones that could increase or decrease cyan levels. Sleep researchers have… Read more »

Attendance at International conference on Spirituality in healthcare

This week I attended the 4th International conference on spirituality in Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland. The theme was ‘Spirituality at a crossroads’, interesting timing of the title in relation to the current debates being discussed in Ireland at this time. The conference was organised by the Spirituality research and innovation group in the school of… Read more »

Anyone can teach. Part 2- Caring!

Welcome back to part 2 of this teaching tips series! In part 1, you found out that anyone can teach! https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/flie/2018/06/05/1-anyone-can-teach/ ‎ Now let’s start to unpick the very foundations of what actually makes a good teacher, bit by bit?   I asked my colleagues for their top teaching tips. Several of their comments related… Read more »

Brightspace & Learning Technology Update June 2018

It’s been another busy month for Brightspace and Learning Technology.  Highlights include: CELebrate 2018 incorporating a wide range of events and workshops such as the Brightspace showcase on large group teaching by our very own Learning Technologists and TEL Development team, helpful tips on large group teaching from Academic Learning Designer, David Biggins, a visit from Barry Dahl, teaching & learning… Read more »

Do you use R in your teaching practice?

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  More information on R is available here. I started using R recently as an alternative to both SPSS and Excel.  I am finding that the tasks for which I used SPSS can be carried out in R and the presentation of information is superior… Read more »

LEAP at 100

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BU’s unit and programme visualisation process, LEAP, passed a recent milestone with the 100th member of staff attending one of CEL’s sessions. The response from staff has been very positive.  You can read about the previous sessions and peruse the feedback here. If you would like to find out more or discuss how the LEAP… Read more »

Call for Submissions: NAFSA’s Global Studies Literature Review Issue 9 – New Models and Emerging Perspectives in Global Education

Submission deadline: August 5, 2018 Targeted publication date: January 2019 Rebecca Hovey and Bryan McAllister-Grande, coeditors NAFSA’s Global Studies Literature Review (GSLR) is an online journal of book reviews, review essays, and thought-provoking articles. The editors welcome submissions covering recent books and work in the interconnected fields of global studies and international education. The last… Read more »

CEL starts CMALT

The Certified Membership for the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) is the industry standard – a Certified Membership scheme developed by ALT to enable those who work with learning technology to have their experience and capabilities certified to demonstrate their commitment to professional development. The CEL Technology Enhanced Learning  Innovation and Development Service (TELID) are… Read more »

DEADLINE REMINDER: Applying for HEA Fellowship

A reminder that the final deadline to apply for HEA Fellowship via TeachBU this academic year is this Friday, 22ndJune 2018. Applications received will be reviewed at an Assessment Panel, scheduled for 11th July 2018. If you have any questions please contact teachbu@bournemouth.ac.uk