Monthly Archives: May 2024

Podcast Assignments (Part 2)

My colleague Rob recently wrote a blog post titled Podcast Assignment Types about delivering a session teaching students how to create a Podcast using Zoom and Panopto.  The session, along with written guidance available in their unit in Brightspace, prepared them to produce a Podcast for an upcoming assignment and generated some great feedback from… Read more » about Podcast Assignments (Part 2)

PFHEA Success

Very many congratulations to Professor Geli Roushan for achieving the prestigious status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to her dedication and significant contributions to teaching, learning, and educational leadership at BU and in the Sector. This recognition is truly well-deserved, congratulations Geli. BU… Read more » about PFHEA Success

Congratulations Prof Geli Roushan

Here in FLIE we are thrilled to announce that Geli Roushan, the Head of Fusion Learning, Innovation, and Excellence, has been appointed as Professor of Digital Transformation. Geli has consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing education through innovative digital practices. Her visionary approach has transformed the learning landscape, seamlessly blending physical and digital environments to… Read more » about Congratulations Prof Geli Roushan

Want to know more about TeachBU?

TeachBU is our CPD route to Advance HE Fellowship. It is available to academic and professional service colleagues who can demonstrate, experience in Teaching and Learning, from support to leadership, using a case study approach, supported by pedagogic references. Details can be found on our Brightspace area.  You can also sign up to the FLIE… Read more » about Want to know more about TeachBU?

TeachBU: Pilot success

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our TeachBU PLS & PAL Leader pilot programme! This initiative led by Dr Martyn Polkinghorne, aimed to enhance peer-assisted learning and support among our students, and we are delighted to share that it has achieved remarkable results. As a testament to the success of this pilot,… Read more » about TeachBU: Pilot success

Escape Rooms in Education Showcase

Earlier this month, FLIE colleagues were fortunate to be involved in Escape Rooms in Education Showcase 2.0, an event run by Heriot Watt’s Learning and Teaching Academy, now in its second year. A very packed day was dedicated to showcasing examples of the use of escape rooms in education. This consisted of live lightning talks,… Read more » about Escape Rooms in Education Showcase

Marking support

The last two weeks have seen a peak in assignment submission deadlines at BU. As staff enter the marking period,  just a reminder of some of the resources here to support you. Brightspace Staff Resources area Under the Assessment and Feedback theme section of the Brightspace Staff Resources area you will find guidance to support… Read more » about Marking support

Generative AI Resource Hub

Screenshot of FLIE AI hub

The Generative AI Hub was developed by FLIE to help consolidate resources and guidance to support staff in using generative AI in their learning and teaching practices. The site includes links to workshops by FLIE on AI in assessment, staff guidance on GDPR in the use of generative AI, reference to policy updates, examples of practice and… Read more » about Generative AI Resource Hub

Launch of the New TeachBU checklist. See the TeachBU Brightspace page.

TeachBU are proud to announce the launch of our TeachBU checklist. This is for everyone to use, including applicants, mentors, assessors, advocates and the TeachBU chair, as a guide around the application form. To access the form please see the ‘How to apply‘ section or the ‘Information for Assessors and Mentors‘ section of our TeachBU… Read more » about Launch of the New TeachBU checklist. See the TeachBU Brightspace page.

TeachBU Application Deadline 31st May

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for TeachBU submissions for Advance HE Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow is Friday May 31st, 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your commitment to teaching excellence and gain recognition for your efforts. Whether you’re new to teaching or a seasoned educator, don’t miss out on this… Read more » about TeachBU Application Deadline 31st May