Monthly Archives: September 2021

What is a Learning Technologist?

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“Learning technologists are people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning technology” – The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) The Learning Technologists at BU are based in the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE). There is a Faculty Learning Technologist dedicated to each of… Read more »

PGR Member Required – University Research Ethics Committee

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a new PGR member of the Research Ethics Committee (REC). REC is responsible on behalf of Senate to promote best ethical practice in relation to research and research-related activities. Additionally, REC is responsible for the over-arching university-wide research ethics policies and procedures. REC considers ethical issues related to research… Read more »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

Relaunch of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice relaunches at the end of this month. The programme develops your skills as a critical and reflective Higher Education practitioner in any role which supports learning, and successful completion leads to nomination as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for BU staff. The PGCert has been completely redesigned… Read more »

Brightspace units now live to students

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The new curricular units for 2021/22 are now available for students on Brightspace. Here is a quick reminder of the key dates: Key dates 13 September* – Students have access to units for Semester 1/2/3 (one week prior to the start of Semester 1). 20 September – Induction / Welcome week – Start of semester 1…. Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship this Academic Year?

I’m delighted to confirm that applications for HEA Fellowship in the Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow categories are now invited from BU staff. The first submission date this academic year will be Monday 20th September 2021. For more information about other submission dates later in the academic year, please click here. To locate the… Read more »

Reminder – upcoming Faculty sessions

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The revised Digital Pedagogies Framework is now available to support staff in the development and delivery of their units for the new academic year, and FLIE will be running Faculty sessions again next week to introduce the newly updated framework. Why should I attend? As well as highlighting some of the changes that have been… Read more »

Launched | Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme

I am delighted to share with you all that sessions as part of the 2021-22 Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. PGRs can book onto sessions via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace. All sessions between October-December are delivered online. If you are a PGR or… Read more »