Posts By: Debbie Holley

An open education approach to CPD for teachers

Dr Debbie Holley, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of CEL has just returned from the London International Conference on Education, where she gave a keynote to participants called ‘An Open Education Resource (OER) approach to CPD’ calling for a more teacher focused approach to planning for, and organising, Continuous Professional Development. Drawing upon a series… Read more »


  Debbie Holley went along to the stunning British Academy building in London for a Horizon 2020 briefing day about social science and research. Calls are already well documented, insert link, but keynote speaker Phillippe Keruafran, Deputy Head of Unit Research and Innovation, traveling from Brussels to give his talk, encouraged social scientists to look… Read more »

A digital challenge for November!

Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more »

Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November (The Unitu team and Jisc )

Colleagues – this may be of interest Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November The Unitu team and Jisc have collaborated to create UnituHack. It is a student & staff ed-tech event, bringing them together to form teams for one day to co-create technological innovations and solutions for specific challenges found in universities. There will… Read more »

Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more »

PG Cert Online week: contribute to our Twitter debate

Join us: #PGCertBU Thursday 29th October 10.30/11.30 Dr Debbie Holley is a National Teaching Fellow and leads the Post Graduate Certificate for Educational Practice – the BU in-house course designed to support and develop new staff. Successful completion of the course also means participants qualify for the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,… Read more »

Jorum resources – schedule for retirement

The UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills. ==== Dear Colleagues, Since the retirement was first announced on 24th June, the Jorum team have been developing a plan of activities to ensure the successful retirement of the service and ensure that this is communicated to our users…. Read more »

JISC elevator pitch challenge – staff and/or students win £5,000

Open data mashup challenge An open data challenge that UUK are running using the Jisc elevator to any of your staff or students who might be interested in applying for. Open data mashup challenge;Do you have a brilliant idea for an app that uses open data sets to support university students through their learning journey?… Read more »

ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference call open

ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 21st – 23rd March 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS   Do you want the opportunity to share good practice with like-minded people, or present your recent research within teaching and learning to a friendly and welcoming audience? Then the ALDinHE 2016 conference is for you! This stimulating… Read more »