Blended learning

“Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.

Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm.  She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more »

Blended and flipped learning: timely resources to support a move to a blended teaching and learning experience

Two experts in the sector, Prof Sally Brown and Prof Kay Sambell, have created some excellent resources to assist staff in moving to a blended mode of delivery.   These resources include ’50 tips for replacements for tie-constrained, invigilated, on-site exams’ and ‘Building bridges to the future: assessment which promotes learning post coronavirus’.   Both… Read more »

Epigeum Learning Blended Course, developed by BU academics, now open access

                                              Colleagues, Led by Dr Geli Roushan, Dr Elvira Bolat and I contributed to creating this Epigeum online course – with the covid-19 situation, Epigeum are offering it open access. You can access… Read more »

Sharing video files with your students

Sharing video is now more relevant than ever and with increased interactions happening online you might find yourself with a bunch of video files that you need to share with your students. There’s a number of ways in which this can be done, but to ensure the best possible experience for students (and staff!) we… Read more »

Talking HE Policy: why it matters – report on a session by Jane Forster and Debbie Holley

Thanks to Prof Liz Falconer for inviting us to ‘talk policy’ and sharing her expertise to enable us to deliver a creative virtual classroom session. Exemplary policy advice – delivered with panache online! Jane Forster, policy adviser to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, working Department of Nursing Sciences’ Debbie Holley, delivered an engaging, interactive… Read more »

Video Note recording time now increased to 30 minutes

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Video Note recordings have now been extended from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to give you a bit more flexibility when getting your message across. Video Notes are generally short webcam recordings which are a quick and personal way to engage with students. Videos can be more authentic, are quick to record and can contain… Read more »

Brightspace Virtual Classroom update

In response to the increased demand for the Virtual Classroom we have just moved to an enhanced licence which now offers the following improvements with immediate effect: Participant limit increased from 50 to 150 Session times increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes Teaching teams/Presenters can now join sessions 10 minutes before the scheduled start… Read more »