Posts By: dbiggins

BU’s presentations at the ALTC conference

One of the largest learning technology conferences, ALT (Association for Learning Technology) took place this week in Liverpool.  BU was represented by Professor Debbie Holley and David Biggins amongst some 400 delegates. There is an ALT YouTube channel which contains some videos from this week’s conference including the three keynotes which are also available from the ALT… Read more »

Audience response systems – an update

A team from CEL, IT and LLS have been looking at our options for audience response systems.  In the past, we have used the Turning Point clickers which have been very successful in some applications.  Dedicated devices to capture audience responses have diminished over time due to their cost and the wide availability of users’… Read more »

Showcasing your VLE expertise

We have recently been seeing some fantastic content created in our VLEs, myBU and Brightspace.  We certainly have some very talented and creative members of staff! Here is an example using a Brightspace template:   We would love to showcase your work on the CEL blog to inspire others about what can be achieved in VLEs…. Read more »

Questionnaire on the use of the Fusion Building for teaching and learning

The Fusion Building has been in use for almost a year.  We would like to ask you a few questions about your use of the building in teaching and learning. Please use this questionnaire to tell us about your experiences. Other than your department, all questions are optional.  You can but you do not… Read more »

Brightspace drop-in sessions on 27th July, 1st and 2nd August – in person or online

Now that the majority of staff have received their initial Brightspace training in readiness for the semester 1 rollout, we are still delivering face-to-face training for staff and now transitioning to a less structured and more personalised support model of drop-in sessions for academic staff. We have organised the first three sessions: Thursday 27 July. … Read more »