Posts By: spyne

Restart a Heart Day at BU

Last week colleagues from FLIE took part in the #Restart a Heart Day. Which is part of an international campaign to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach people how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The event took place last week in the main Talbot campus courtyard. It was open to the whole BU community and aimed at engaging… Read more »

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more »

Socal Media Usage Trends in Children

As academics and innovators we should be continually looking to future proof our practice and understand the growing digital needs of our students. The BBC has just published an interesting article which looks into the changing trends in social media usage by children.  The article is focussed around the drop in Facebook usage; however the… Read more »

Student-led Learning – Breaking the mould

Some quite extreme measures taken by this school or ‘Learning Village’ in Australia where they have developed their education explicitly around student-led learning allowing the students to have almost complete control around their education. ‘Mario Trinco, who is sending his three daughters to the school, said he hoped it would set them up for success…. Read more »

BBC Arts Editor beams into Bournemouth University

William Gompertz is the BBC’s Arts Editor and was previously the director of Tate Media.  BU alumni Will agreed to share his expertise with 1000 students and members of the public who attended the prestigious annual BFX conference. The BXF Conference is hosted at the Bournemouth International Centre and is a unique event created and… Read more »

Holographic Keynote BFX

Debbie Holley and I attended the keynote lecture at the BFX festival last week. Peter Truckel, Pro Debbie Holley, Stephen Pyne First of all WOW and I mean WOW! BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz presented the talk ‘Think like an artist’, he delivered an energetic and interesting talk about artists and the methods they use… Read more »

Future Tech Now Show

Thursday 5th April 2018, Stephen Pyne and David Hunt from CEL attended the Future Tech Now Show at the Business Design Centre London. The show is designed to showcase new technologies and how they can be used in business and education, however, the emphasis was very much on business and staff development. This year the… Read more »

BETT Show London 2018

Four members of the BU Learning Technology team attended the BETT conference in London in January. The event contains a mix of demonstrators, demonstrations and short talks. To give you an idea of what the event is about here is an excerpt from the BETT website: ‘Creating a better future by transforming education Bett is… Read more »