This post was previously published in the Summer of 2016, but there is some useful information here that YOU might find applicable to your own teaching strategy. Dr Susan Way and her team completed a project supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund in 2016. The aim of the project was to evaluate the experience of… Read more »
Monthly Archives: July 2018
Brightspace units for 2018/19 are now live – click here to find out what steps you need to take to prepare your units.
Here is a selection of interesting articles I have read this week. The immersive technologies in manufacturing report has just been launched and gives an interesting insight into the use of virtual reality in the UK manufacturing sector, an area which is predicted to be worth $160 billion in the next three years. Click here… Read more »
‘Bird’ is a tiny wearable device developed by an Israel-based startup, MUV Interactive that will let you interact with your wall and other surfaces through gestures & touch. Apart from touch, Bird will let users also interact with screens with gestures such as push, pull, drag & drop. It captures motion, proximity to even decode… Read more »
I did my first online PST training with the Guernsey Programme Support team. Even though I have delivered this training face to face I didn’t know how it was going to manifest in an online environment. It felt new and strange and I was unsure what to expect. I was happy and excited to deliver… Read more »
I attended Susanne and Curie’s ‘Facilitating with Lego’ workshop in early June and found it really insightful. There are lots of ways it can be used. It’s great for team building events but could also be used for personal development. The workshop gave some really good hints and tips of using Lego in group settings… Read more »
Our Virtual Avebury project is in the news this week, on radio and online. We’re in the middle of the 3-month public engagement phase of the project at the Barn Gallery of the Alexander Keiller Museum at Avebury. Since the beginning of June, more than 250 visitors have experienced a fully immersive, 3D simulation of… Read more »
Changes are coming to assessment and feedback in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Programmes will undertake a major re-write of assessments in 2018-2019; there will be extraordinary Faculty Academic Standard Committees (FASCS) across both campuses to bring all units in line with the new assessment and feedback policy, Principles in Assessment and Design: 6C, which states that… Read more »
The principles and drivers for change. The Assessment and Feedback dimension of the National Student Survey (NSS) is low scoring across the sector, and is an area BU aims to improve. The data collected by the Students Union at BU through the SimOn survey indicates that assessment and feedback are priority concerns of students. In… Read more »
BU has been collaborating with Brightspace and other European universities to improve the experience of using Turnitin with Brightspace. Here are some of the big changes for the forthcoming academic year.