Posts By: Debbie Holley

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh   In this full day workshop, Andy Walsh will be running his (now famous) workshop on using Lego as a valuable teaching tool in library lessons. We will introduce briefly the concept of Lego® Serious Play® and carry out some exercises using these principles. Attendees… Read more »

Update on closing down of JORUM

Apologies for cross posting Blog post here: This is via Siobhan Burke, Jorum OER Service Manager: This will be the last communication from the Jorum team until we near the final retirement date on 30th September this year. Deposits cease The last date to deposit resources in Jorum will be Tuesday 31st May 2016…. Read more »

Academic Peer Learning: Special edition journal

Colleagues, Please see below the information about the special edition. —– We are delighted to announce publication of the second part of our special edition of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) on the increasingly important theme of academic peer learning. You can view the edition online at We are very… Read more »

The meta Teaching and Learning project! share your CELebrate resources

Colleagues, MetaT&L aims to relate a massive resource reflecting the good practice of innovative university teachers. They will publish your updated presentations about innovative teaching and learning alongside presentations from peers accepted for their own institution’s teaching and learning conference. You can submit: Papers – evidence-informed short papers Presentations of innovative practice Workshop materials –… Read more »

Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium

Apologies for cross posting Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium  taking place in Bromsgrove on June 30th . This conference “Creativity, Collaboration, Community and Co-development” is focused on the work of the BLC through which, presently, 54 Colleges are working together to co-develop high quality interactive blended learning resources… Read more »

UofA25 (Education) update on learning research projects

Following the CEL-ebrate events this week, an update on learning research projects currently in progress across BU, supported by UoA25 REF development funding. This funding is distributed across BU to researchers working with CEL and CEMP on activities with clear potential for REF outputs in this new unit of assessment for BU. The funding is… Read more »

OCULUS RIFT – BU Research student Đỗ Thị Tuyết Ngân present her research at Service Excellence Conference

post by Đỗ Thị Tuyết Ngân, Mobile Game Developer and Research student at Bournemouth University, UK, and Dr Debbie Holley, Deputy Head, CEL As part of an augmented reality/ virtual world ‘Gallery of  Excellence’  at the BU Service Excellence Conference, NU Research student showcased her innovative work. below is her report. Recently, the term “Virtual… Read more »

Webinar: What is MongoDB? 30 June 2016 Online, 15.00 – 16.00

Webinar: What is MongoDB? 30 June 2016 Online, 15.00 – 16.00 MongoDB is an open source document based database system. It is designed to scale well for big datasets consisting of 100s of millions of documents. Instead of traditional tables with rows of data (as used in relational database systems like SQL Server or Oracle)… Read more »

Video series on Open Education Policy

From Cable Green, apologies for cross posting Mark Jenkins and Boyoung Chae at Open Washington asked me to share this new video series on open education policy: I have watched them all – and I highly recommend you take the time to watch them too. They are fabulous! The videos / discussions address: What… Read more »

Professor Sian Baynes Keynote (Report from ALDinHE Conference 2016 #aldcon)

Professor Sian Baynes Keynote:  A teaching philosophy for digital education : Manifesto for teaching online Professor Bayne teaches on MSc in Digital Education; and is part of the team working on one of the most influential MOOCs in the world: E-Learning and digital cultures MOOC and has recently set up the Edinburgh University Research in… Read more »