Monthly Archives: April 2019

CEL welcome visitors from the Police Science Academy, Sharjah, UAE

Welcoming visitors to BU

Professor Raian Ali, Professor of Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics  hosted our visitors as they found out how gamification elements  and persuasive technologies can be used in education, and exchanged ideas and experiences around this topic in their host Faculty, Science and Technology. CEL were delighted to be part of their visit,… Read more »

10th anniversary year and the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE)

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Colleagues – some interesting articles here: This is our 10th anniversary year and the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) has a number of exciting developments to report: Firstly, Issue 14 is now live online: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/index The contents of this edition are as follows: Editorial PDF Papers Making use of students’ digital habits in higher education: What they… Read more »

Workshop: Enhancing Feedback and Strategies for Future Engagement

This workshop will look at the benefits of online assessment handling and how marking online can save you time and provide a better student experience to your students. You will also learn about Intelligent Agents, Discussion Boards and Video Notes in Brightspace Key Information Aimed at: Academic Staff Indicative Frequency: Weekly Facilitated by: Ann Luce… Read more »

Latest issue of Media Practice and Education now published.

The latest issue of Media Practice and Education: 20(1) has now been published. Edited in CEMP, Media Practice and Education adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and seeks to foster collaboration and exchanges between academic, professional, educational and creative practitioners, including the dissemination of work funded by such partnerships. In addition, the journal aims to contribute to the… Read more »

Apologies for cross -posting – PhD bursaries in ‘R’ this summer

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R Summer School Courses methods@manchester Summer School 1-12 July 2019 University of Manchester Limited PhD Bursaries Available   methods@manchester is delighted to be holding its annual Summer School from 1-12 July 2019.   The Summer School offers a range of specialised courses covering a variety of topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate and ECR research… Read more »

Workshop: Unit Delivery and Assessment Landscaping

This workshop will look at different delivery patterns, including multi-modal delivery, eg. Blended Learning, Flipped classroom, online and face-to-face. We will also look at the timetable, ILOs and the design of your unit. This workshop will explore Panopto, Audience response systems, eg. Mentimeter, Turning Point, Kahoot; social media, Padlet, Trello, WordPress and Slack Key Information… Read more »

VR Meditation: The Path To Next-Gen Health & Happiness

Stress has been dubbed the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and technology is often cited as one of the major contributors to the stressors of modern life. But, at the same time, tech is becoming part of the solution. In this article Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech from Forbes,… Read more »

Today! Do join in an excellent webinar Tuesday 2nd April 12.00-13.00

Working One to One: Authentically Student-centred Learning Development   Dr Helen Webster Head of the Writing Development Centre Newcastle University   About this conversation Learning Developers, Personal Tutors, Peer Mentors, Dyslexia Tutors, Librarians… Many of us work one to one with students to help them reflect on their learning and develop their academic literacies and wider… Read more »

5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption and How to Break Them Down

In this interesting article for VirtualiTeach, Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai schools, addresses the five main barriers to adopting virtual relaity in schools. I personally think that there are five key barriers to VR integration in schools. Five walls that are usually built from misconception, lack of understanding… Read more »