Assessment and feedback

‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU

The Higher Education Academy has just published their ‘Transforming Assessment’ case study series for 2017, and the Online Assignment Handling project at BU features as one of the case studies. Under the ‘Using technology-enhanced assessment’ strand, the case study details our approach to overcoming barriers to online assessment and feedback during the roll-out out and… Read more » about ‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU

Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Faculty iVLE Sessions to discuss PREP activity Date Time Location Faculty 13th February 2018 3pm-5pm Talbot Campus FMC 6th March 2018 12pm-2pm Lansdowne Campus HSS 6th March 2018 2pm-4pm Lansdowne Campus FOM 1st May 2018 2pm-4pm Talbot Campus SciTech *Rooms to be confirmed: please check OD website **Colleagues can drop in to another session if… Read more » about Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Model for Formative Feedback in Faculty of Management

Hi Everyone! Our colleague, Dr. Andy Callaway from the Faculty of Management, Department of Sport & Physical Activity, has created a video on the system he has created to provide formative feedback to students using technology. If you have any questions about how to do what Andy does, or need any support in creating something… Read more » about Model for Formative Feedback in Faculty of Management

Assessment and feedback drop-ins announced

Sometimes it helps to talk through assessment approaches, bounce ideas off someone to innovate an assignment or exam on your unit, or think about new ways to embed formative feedback in your teaching. If you would like an opportunity to talk through assessment and feedback on your unit or programme, come along to the assessment… Read more » about Assessment and feedback drop-ins announced

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more » about A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

Meet your new Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader: Dr Shelley Thompson

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce myself as the CEL theme leader for enhancing assessment and feedback. My name is Shelley Thompson, and I’m a senior lecturer and Head of Education and Professional Practice for Politics programmes in the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Corporate and Marketing Communications Department. I’m so excited to be working… Read more » about Meet your new Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader: Dr Shelley Thompson

LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Library and Learning Support have developed a new Study Skills guide to enhance access to the extensive Study Skills Workshop Programme that we deliver to support students. Linking to existing study skills guidance in  myBU and Brightspace the guide makes choosing and booking a workshop even easier.  It will be particularly useful for Programme Leaders… Read more » about LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more » about Come and learn about TEL with CEL

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more » about Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

We continue our series of summer updates focussing on themes rather than news with a look at learning gain.  We have updates on the Industrial Strategy Bell review of Life Sciences, and an update on the TEF from UUK. Learning Gain Learning gain has become a potential hot topic for universities over the last year… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017