Blended learning

Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed to support staff in the development and delivery of online and blended pedagogies, and to drive consistency across units to promote an excellent student learning experience. Following an annual review, the current version has been revised based on experience and feedback over the last academic year. The themed structure… Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »

Blended and Flipped the time has come!

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Can there possibly be a silver lining to our experience of teaching and learning during Covid-19? A Wonkhe/Aula survey of 630 academics and professional staff found some interesting positives.  More than 80%  are more willing to experiment with digital technologies for learning and teaching. The devil, of course, is in the detail in context. In… Read more »

Date availability settings now available for ‘Lessons’ content experiences

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When the Lessons Content Experiences were first introduced in 2019 they did not include the ability to release content and modules by date whilst this functionality has always been available within the Standard Content Experience. We’re pleased (relieved) to announce that the Lessons 1 ‘New content experience’ and Lessons 2 ‘New learner experience’ now have… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Bookings app

The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more »

Revised Digital Pedagogies Framework

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed as part of an integrated plan for digital and online pedagogies. It aims to support staff at BU in the preparation, development and delivery of online and blended teaching. The current version has now been revised based on the experience of the academic year 2020/2021 and is aligned with… Read more »

Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework is an instrument to support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. What’s new? The current version has been revised based on the experience of the academic year 2020/2021 and is fully aligned with the Fused Digital Pedagogy model. How do I find out more? FLIE… Read more »

Hyperlinks and Mentimeter presentations

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Mentimeter have recently added the functionality to add hyperlinks to presentations. You can add hyperlinks to almost any input field in the Mentimeter editor, with a few exceptions (such as answer options on question slides). Hyperlinks are a great way to provide access to an important resource or website during or after your presentation. How… Read more »

Academic success with LinkedIn – webinar

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Join this webinar, run by LinkedIn Learning, which looks at how Covid-19 has disrupted higher education and how blended learning, social distancing, and lockdowns will effect student outcomes. Academic Success with LinkedIn 9th June 2021, 1-2pm The webinar will look at the successful strategies universities can adopt to ensure that students receive a high quality… Read more »