Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will continue to be online at 11am every weekday in July. We’re here to help colleagues with any enquiries around the use of Brightspace and other TEL tools. Simply click on the link in the table below between 11-11.30am to speak ‘face-to-face’ with an LT and we’ll… Read more » about LT online drop ins during July
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Overview Lessons is an alternative way for staff and students to experience the Content tool in Brightspace. It provides a simplified approach to organising and viewing content, including colour-coded navigation in the left-hand column where each section can be expanded independently. This helps students move between different content areas without losing their place. The Lessons… Read more » about Brightspace Lessons Tool – pilot review
As part of the product development process at D2L, they regularly consult with clients to inform their product decisions. With enhancements to the assessment tools scheduled for the next wave of development, D2L are currently looking for staff who would be interested in participating in structured research sessions to help shape the platform going forward…. Read more » about Opportunity to shape the future development of the Brightspace assessment tools
Adjustments as a response to Covid-19 have required staff in Higher Education Institutions to deliver programmes on-line that were not originally designed to be delivered in this mode. Whilst blended learning approaches were becoming more familiar, staff and learners have been required to adapt quickly to ways of teaching and learning that may be unfamiliar… Read more » about Ten rules for supporting a temporary move to teaching and learning at a distance – messages from a recent journal paper.
The University of Edinburgh has created an open access resource to develop digital knowledge. It could be useful for staff and for students who wish to extend their digital skills. Anyone can engage with it by simply dipping in and exploring the 23 topics in any order at any pace, or by following it as… Read more » about 23 Things for Digital Knowledge
Learning from Research Time: Jun 17, 2020 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM This online event led by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will share findings and best practice from research into learning in virtual spaces. It is open to all BU staff and will offer a supportive space for discussing how we… Read more » about CEMP Workshop: Doing Education On Screen
Research Skills Toolkit for PGRs Postgraduate researchers have access to a suite of online modules as part of the Research Skills Toolkit developed by Epigeum. I am please to announce we have now added an updated version of the Literature Review Programme, now named Undertaking a Literature Review and the BRAND NEW Principles of Research… Read more » about New additions to the Research Skills Toolkit – Starring BU Academics
Further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists will be online at 11am every day in June. We’re here to help colleagues with any enquiries around the use of Brightspace and its tools. Simply click on the link in the table below between 11-11.30am to speak ‘face-to-face’ with an LT and we’ll do our best… Read more » about LT online drop in sessions running throughout June
Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm. She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more » about “Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.
Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery. These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’. Both… Read more » about Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience