ALtSpaceVR is a free app that can be down loaded onto your PC or Mac. Altspacevr have just teamed up with Microsoft and are continuing to develop the features of this app. Once in the Altspace app you can invite colleagues from BU or around the world to join you for a virtual meeting…. Read more » about Using AltspaceVR for Virtual Team Meetings
10 professors a-LEAPing
Last week, we formally launched the new Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme (LEAP) with three workshops for staff on the Talbot campus. LEAP is a process that generates a visual representation of the structure, learning types, activities and assessment on a unit. Once complete, the visualisation can be used for unit development, reviewing the level of… Read more » about 10 professors a-LEAPing
Why not give Xerte a try this semester?
Although not widely known Xerte Online Toolkits is a suite of browser based learning tools that have been available to all BU academic staff for roughly 3 years. They are currently used by a handful of lecturers. They are not included in BU’s TEL Toolkit but they can be accessed via https://xerte.bournemouth.ac.uk/ using your BU… Read more » about Why not give Xerte a try this semester?
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
JISC Digital Student Tracker Survey raises questions
Students want staff to be better with digital and not make assumptions about their skills, according to the 2017 JISC Digital Student Tracker survey. While students surveyed reported that they do not place great importance on technology to help with their understanding or independence in their learning, the report did highlight that the findings could… Read more » about JISC Digital Student Tracker Survey raises questions
Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!
Do you want to develop your confidence in technology enhanced learning? Been wanting to add a little bit of something extra to your classes? Just need some space to learn a new skill or have time to reflect and think? If so, we have just the solution for YOU! Next month sees the start of the PG… Read more » about Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!
UK data service – some amazing L&T ideas and resources
Colleagues, some amazing resources from the UK Data Service – please do take a look if you use data sets with your students. ============================================= Do you want to show your students how to answer real-life questions using data available to them at the touch of a button? Then look no further… We invite you to… Read more » about UK data service – some amazing L&T ideas and resources
‘Developing Digital Skills’ – new MOOC launching in October
==== please see below a message from JISC==== Dear colleagues, Digital skills are essential in today’s workplace, as there are few jobs that don’t require these skills, yet employers report a shortage of digital skills. It is therefore vital for teachers to expand the digital skills of their learners. Building on the highly successful Blended… Read more » about ‘Developing Digital Skills’ – new MOOC launching in October
Special Edition on Flexible Pedagogies in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*
Special Edition on Flexible Pedagogies in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest* In a fluid, dynamic and global world, higher education systems cannot but exhibit flexibility and it is right that they should do so; equally it is crucial that we recognise and embrace different ways of thinking about flexible learning that reflect the… Read more » about Special Edition on Flexible Pedagogies in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*
HE policy update w/e 3rd March 2017
Industrial Strategy The Government launched the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and consultation at the end of January. The paper focuses on improving Britain’s innovation and productivity in key areas alongside upskilling the workforce to become world leading. The government suggest a number sectors to support: clean energy robotics healthcare space technology quantum technology advanced computing… Read more » about HE policy update w/e 3rd March 2017