Blended learning

Qlone App for iPads and iPhones

Qlone scan dome

After seeing a demonstration of this App at the BETT in January, I thought this would warrant further investigation. The Qlone (pronounced Clone) App for iPads and iPhones from EyeCue turns the device’s camera into a 3D scanner. The App is free to download and use but has in App purchases for some formats when… Read more »

Cafe Scientifique Tues 5th Feb 7.30-9pm – A ‘wicked challenge’: supporting our students’ learning with new technologies

The CEL team are presenting @ Café Scientifique Bournemouth  Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, you can explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion around that topic. Join us on… Read more »

BETT 2019 Day One

Held over four days at the Excel Centre in London,  BETT showcases the education, technology landscape with 800 +leading companies, 103 Ed tech startups and over 34,000 attendees. In other words, it’s big and it’s busy. Day One was attended by John Moran, Jenna Giles-Bodilly and David Hunt from CEL. Although there are a wide… Read more »

Innovating Pedagogy 2019 – OU Report

The Open University has released its Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report which covers the following themes. Playful learning Learning with robots Decolonising learning Drone-based learning Learning through wonder Action learning Virtual studios Place-based learning Making thinking visible Roots of Empathy Themes from previous reports Read and download the report here. http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

Create: Share: Inspire: working with our students in global contexts

Image of Prof Holley presenting

Professor Debbie Holley addresses an international audience at the World Education Conference (hosted by London International Education Conference) in Cambridge this week. Invited to keynote, her talk covers the possibilities and affordances offered by global collaborations. Drawing on the extensive knowledge of working with the ‘digital’ to engage staff, student and communities, Debbie covers the… Read more »

Open online seminar series: new for 2019

Word cloud to depict series of emotions re online learning

Apologies for cross posting, but teams thinking about curriculum development may find these of interest. These are faciliatated by top TEL researchers and digital ‘do-ers!’ ====== Link to original blog post: http://teachcom.myblog.arts.ac.uk Information: This open online seminar series from UAL …The series is exploring open and creative approaches to teaching and learning. It’s an ultra-low… Read more »

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

Join in! the Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00

the CEL logo

Dear Colleagues, Our next Teaching and Learning Conversation (TLC) is on Tuesday 16th October at 12:00 – 13:00 (60 minutes) with Matt Thorpe and Steven Williams, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisors, Manchester Metropolitan University. This month’s TLC is titled ‘How can I make my online delivery more engaging?’. This conversation will offer an opportunity for discussion… Read more »

Join in – free training for staff developing digital skills – the BLE MOOC

the CEL logo

Dear colleagues, You may be interested in sharing this with your colleagues – some excellent free training for developing staff digital skills. Forwarded on behalf of ALT: The next course in the The Blended Learning Essentials Program, Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships – Starts Monday 8th of October https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-digitally-enriched-apprenticeships The Blended Learning Essentials Program on FutureLearn is a… Read more »

Short courses for credit

the CEL logo

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »