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LEAP taster session on Friday 8 June, 1-5 in F306

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

Key points from today’s Assessment Fiesta in HSS

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This afternoon, the Assessment Fiesta for the department of Human Sciences and Public within HSS took place.  Professor Debbie Holley opened the Fiesta and gave a short presentation on the wider context of education and the changing student demands over time, emphasising the role of assessment for education and inviting the attendees to make use of… Read more »

Come along to the next LEAP workshop on Friday 8 June

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

LEAPing into Midwifery

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Today we held a LEAP session for the Midwifery team comprising 16 members of staff.  The session was well-timed because the team is preparing new units so we were able to map out the ‘to be’ unit structure, content and assessment.  It was so useful to have all the team in one room because there… Read more »

What can we do to combat the essay mills?

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There was a very interesting article on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning.  The topic was the BBC investigation on the Ukranian company, Edubirdie, that writes essays for students. The BBC reported yesterday how EduBirdie was paying YouTube stars to advertise their services, noted how YouTube stars are very strong influencers (more so… Read more »

iVLE – closes on Friday

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

iVLE – 10 days to go

iVLE, this year’s PREP activity closes on Friday, 4 May 2018.   Click here for more information on iVLE. If you have not already done so, can you please submit information on your group’s VLE activity using the link that is relevant to your faculty please?  The links are available here for HSS, FST, FMC and FoM…. Read more »

Come and work in CEL as a Learning Technologist – new vacancy advertised

A new job was advertised yesterday for a Learning Technologist in CEL. The role is to support the provision of the technology enhanced learning (TEL) systems, educationally-led advice and training needed by academic staff to support pedagogic innovation and enhance the student learning experience. For more details, please click here. Closing date for applications is… Read more »

Library guide for researchers

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We have produced a library guide for researchers. It acts as central hub with information about library services for staff who are undertaking research. It includes links to (amongst other things): Finding information for your research (including interlibrary loans, requesting books and access to other libraries) Open Access and depositing your research Bibliometrics Research Data Management… Read more »