Monthly Archives: May 2019

Podcasts, Creativity and Collaboration with University of Salento, Italy

Professor Debbie Holley and Dr. Ann Luce recently visited University of Salento, in Lecce, in the Puglia region of Italy as part of the BU ERASMUS exchange programme. This is a follow on from a  pedagogy/ technology and statistical exchange that started a number of years ago with Prof. Holley’s previous institution. A part of… Read more »

Free online webinar: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm

The sigma Network is delighted to announce a FREE event for anyone with an interest in mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm Staffordshire University The scene will be set with presentations from Dr Sue Pawley and Dr Tim Lowe from the Open University, who… Read more »

Excellence in Sustainable Teaching award for Marketing team

Congratulations to Maria Musarskaya, Helen O’Sullivan and Julia Hibbert (Faculty of Management) who have received an ‘Excellence in Sustainable Teaching’ award for their L4 Marketing unit on the BA Business Studies programme. The award which was presented during the BU Service Excellence Conference in April recognises their efforts in embedding UN Sustainable Development Goals into… Read more »

Influencing public policy through research

Are you interested in achieving policy impact? Then you may be interested in coming to a meeting that’s taking place next Thursday which will provide some useful insights into how to go about achieving this. As you’re aware, engaging with policy makers can lead to significant and lasting impact. In order to explore this area… Read more »

Threshold Concepts and Team-based Learning in Bonnie Dundee

The City of Dundee as viewed from Fife The European Team-Based Learning Community (ETBLC), where I represent BU, is hosting a number of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 26th June before a ‘Threshold Concepts in Action Conference’ on Thursday 27th June, both to be held at the University of Dundee in Scotland. We’re offering the opportunity… Read more »

Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” guest blog post from Dr Mike Hobbs

Image of Prof Holley presenting

A blog created with Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Research Fellow, CEL. “If the task of the display is to serve as a looking-glass into the mathematical wonderland constructed in computer memory, it should serve as many senses as possible.” Sutherland, I. Augmented Reality: “the ultimate display” re-edited with permission in www.wired.com (2009) Available electronically:  https://www.wired.com/2009/09/augmented-reality-the-ultimate-display-by-ivan-sutherland-1965/… Read more »

CAN 2019 – Change agents’ network conference programme

Apologies for cross posting, this may of interest. === We very much hope you and your students can join us for this celebration of student staff partnerships and how they are driving forward innovation in digital. The 7th annual conference is being hosted by The Open University on their Milton Keynes campus on the 29-30 May…. Read more »

HEIF-6: funding now available for innovative KE projects

HEIF-6: funding now available for innovative KE projects BU research, Funding opportunities, HEIF, Research news iralfe Research England provide Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) to universities to facilitate a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between them and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK. The current round of funding is referred to as HEIF-6… Read more »