We are pleased to announce a special technology enhanced learning edition of Compass, Journal of Learning and Teaching. This special issue connects central topics to technology enhanced learning to practice and we invite papers from a wide range of areas that focus on practice, including, but not limited to innovative teaching and assessment, learning design,… Read more » about University of Greenwich: Call for Papers: Special Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) edition
Posts By: Charlotte Martin
In January we got a new cat. As a result of having night time feline visitors we decided to invest in a cat flap which scans the cat’s microchip and allows it to enter the house. Just as you check out your goods in the supermarket the cat can check in! I was unsure to… Read more » about Not just for pets – could there be a place for microchips in the University of the future?
‘Very few of us look at our schedules and say, “Wow – that looks like a recipe for joy. Please bring it on”. But it doesn’t take much effort to more proactively include activities that will make the day more delightful. Here is a different way of seeing your daily routine, one that draws on… Read more » about How to reinvigorate your routine
Date: Saturday 8 July 2017 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Location: F201, Talbot Campus We are inviting the public to have a taste of the future by trying out our innovation tools and technologies for learning. It will be a drop in session suitable for older children and adults of all ages. We are asking the… Read more » about CEL Festival of Learning event “Innovative technology in learning”
Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to advise you that you can now register on Eventbrite to attend ‘RACE, GENDER, CULTURE & ‘MIS’REPRESENTATION IN THE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIES’ which is taking place on the 2nd floor of the Executive Business Centre at 1.00pm on 20th July. There are a limited number of staff tickets – to ensure a… Read more » about Thursday 20th July – Media Inequality Event
A leading consultant from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is visiting BU on Tuesday 20th June to meet with colleagues who are interested in applying for Fellowship of the HEA, specifically the levels of Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. The session will share information and the support available to assist you in developing an application… Read more » about Leading HEA Fellowship Consultant to visit BU
Fidget spinners: the new craze in school playgrounds By Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland 2 May 2017 Forget bottle-flipping and ditch your loom bands, there’s a new craze sweeping school playgrounds. Fidget spinners were originally developed as a way for children with ADHD or autism to relieve stress. But in the last few weeks, these palm-sized… Read more » about A help or a hindrance to learning?
Free game and £10 Amazon Voucher Investigating Face Recognition in Children The ability to recognise faces is a really important skill in everyday life. However, some children find it hard to recognize faces. We’re trying to find out why this is and whether face recognition can be improved with training. We’d like your help by… Read more » about Learning to recognise faces? Fun research opportunity for children aged 4 – 11
Service Excellence Conference 2017 – thank you! 09 May 2017 We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all those people who supported us by attending this years’ Service Excellence Conference – it was an inspiring and surprisingly emotional day! If you didn’t manage to make it – and we all know that… Read more » about Service Excellence Conference 2017 – thank you!
Kindness We believe kindness is central to service excellence – behaviours that include generosity, friendliness and consideration. During today’s conference we will present a growing body of evidence which supports our case for kindness and take a look at how these traits link to our BU values. Excellence, Achievement, Authenticity, Creativity, Responsibility Generosity – sharing… Read more » about Service Excellence 2017