The new year is full of options! Here are four of them – Come and join us! These 20-credit bearing units are linked to the MA Education Practice Successful completion of three assessments contributes credits to the second year of the Masters if you already have a PGCert (which is year 1 of the MA). You can… Read more » about Short courses – MA Education Practice provision
Monthly Archives: October 2018
Dear colleagues, You may be interested in sharing this with your colleagues – some excellent free training for developing staff digital skills. Forwarded on behalf of ALT: The next course in the The Blended Learning Essentials Program, Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships – Starts Monday 8th of October https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-digitally-enriched-apprenticeships The Blended Learning Essentials Program on FutureLearn is a… Read more » about Join in – free training for staff developing digital skills – the BLE MOOC
Interested in tech? ALT are hosting a series of webinars The registration for our next Future Teacher webinar entitled Getting savvy with digital tools and resources is now available via our usual FT Talks resource https://xot.futureteacher.eu/play.php?template_id=4 The session summary is as follows: There are a wide range of excellent tools – many free – that… Read more » about Future Teacher Talk: Getting savvy with digital tools and resources – 1pm Thursday 25th October
Initial Qualitative Feedback about VR diabetes trialed with 2nd Year Nursing Students at BU: It was trialed in comparison to a paper case study version. There were many positive comments and also some comments that will help educators plan how to use VR with large cohorts in their teaching sessions. Positive Comments: “It gives a… Read more » about What did 2nd Year Nurses Think about the VR Diabetes Simulator?
Natalia Lavrushkina is kindly undertaking some really useful research that considers how BU staff work together across teams, departments, faculties etc. The results will be shared, but we need to reach 60% of academic staff (which is a real challenge) to ensure that the findings are as meaningful as possible. We are all… Read more » about How do BU staff work together across teams, departments and faculties?
As you are probably aware, the HEA (now Advance HE) has, for the past 18 years, offered the opportunity for outstanding HE educators to be recognised as National Teaching Fellows. This is a hugely prestigious award that carries kudos both for the individual and her/his institution. This year, for the first time, BU was successful… Read more » about Call for aspiring National Teaching Fellows (those ready and those building a profile)
Immersive experiences can transport learners to different environments and augment learning within their current surroundings. The cost to create and interact with these experiences previously meant that these methods of learning and teaching had been limited to those with ample resources. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are enabling… Read more » about Immersive Environments Event- 5th December in Birmingham
An Introduction to Applying for HEA Fellowship If you’re not sure where to start, or have questions around applying then attending one of these introductory sessions will be of benefit to you. A number of sessions will be run throughout the year to help support you in the application process, with the first three dates… Read more » about Applying for HEA Fellowship
The spaces 4D create, transform classrooms into interactive and immersive experiences that facilitate flexible and experiential approaches to education. Pupils are able to influence, develop and take control of their own learning, whilst the role of the tutor evolves to become one of a facilitator, collaborator, producer and author. The positive impact a 4D immersive… Read more » about Creating immersive spaces for all
Colleagues, apologies for cross posting – may be of interest ===== Explore key aspects of survey, aggregate and longitudinal data The UK Data Service recently launched a new online teaching resource which introduces data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive Data Skills Modules. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key… Read more » about UK Data Service launches a new online teaching resource ‘data for non-experts’