Monthly Archives: January 2019

My day with the admission team – Dr Camila Devis-Rozental

I had the privilege to spend a day learning all about the work that the admissions’ teams do at BU by shadowing some of them. Matthew Clarke, one of the admissions coordinator kindly organised this for me following the values workshop that I delivered for them a while ago. Reflecting on my experience I decided… Read more »

Open Access book – International Perspectives in HE

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Open Access is a great way to collaboate and share knowledge across the globe. Our CEL friend and supporter, Dr Viv Rolfe was instrumental in getting this book underway. please do share, download, or even pay! https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/531/open-education–international-perspectives-in-higher-education Apologies for cross posting Open Education provides a great mix of research and authentic application of “open” in… Read more »

International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP)

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We are delighted to let you know that the 4th issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available from https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmulpress.mcmaster.ca%2Fijsap%2Fissue%2Fview%2F348&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1095d7cbfe4746fd686808d65a2f3edd%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636795556300030347&sdata=9DT2GkUfNWNLq0yA%2Fo4LBZwinCBXo2UhA0Rg0LoOI18%3D&reserved=0   The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. Traditionally students have largely been… Read more »

Innovating Pedagogy 2019 – OU Report

The Open University has released its Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report which covers the following themes. Playful learning Learning with robots Decolonising learning Drone-based learning Learning through wonder Action learning Virtual studios Place-based learning Making thinking visible Roots of Empathy Themes from previous reports Read and download the report here. http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

Wearable medical tech developments in 2019

Wearable tech or ‘Wearables’ are already replacing traditional drugs and therapies and in 2019 it is predicted their impact will go further still, from helping patients with Parkinsons with their motor movements to specialist glasses for children with ADD/ADHD. See the full article by Pattie Maes, Professor of Media Technology at MIT Media Lab here

Hot off the press: The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Colleagues Please see below – our own PGCERT external examiner, Dr Jenny Marie has an article on the consderations of the challenges, conflicts and competitions when expanding staff-student partnerships across three instituions and a timely and interesting read on the potential challanges and pitfalls of using learner analytics as a tool for supporting student wellbeing… Read more »

Unconditional offer good practice: BU staff contribute to the policy debate

Colleagues, Two of our BU staff have contributed to the UCAS good practice guides about Unconditional Offers – much in the press recently. Jon Williams, Head of Admissions at BU contributed to one of the guides with an anonymous case study on how to use UOs appropriately and professionally in support of applicants. Dr Michelle… Read more »

Top ten VR and AR articles for 2018 from Digital Bodies

Curtesy of Digital Bodies here is their top ten VR and AR articles of 2018. Stand alone VR headsets arrive. The shifting AR VR market. Top ten Augmented Reality quotes. AI in Mixed Reality Environments. A stunning AR art exhibition. Coming developments in VR headsets. Accesability developments. A captivating AR storytelling experience. VR in healthcare…. Read more »

Interested in academic writing? new issue of journal now available

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Apologies for cross posting, this may be of interest  Debbiue ==== Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to inform you that the ‘EATAW 2017 Conference Special Issue’ of the Journal of Academic Writing has been published and is available at: http://e-learning.coventry.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/joaw.   This special issue contains papers and other pieces arising from EATAW’s biennial conference,… Read more »