Brightspace

The many (potential) benefits of Learning Analytics

A report issued on 8 March 2018 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 6.4% of undergraduate students dropped out of higher education during their first year in 2015-16, the third year that this percentage has risen nationally.  The percentage for UK domiciled, full-time undergraduate) non-continuing students at BU who entered in 2015/16 is 8.8%,… Read more » about The many (potential) benefits of Learning Analytics

Brightspace & TELID Update March 2018

A lot has been happening this month in the world of CEL and V4L.  It’s still full steam ahead with the Brightspace implementation and the TELID team is hard at work supporting the implementation process as well as settling into the new team structure and roles. To read further details of the March highlights, please… Read more » about Brightspace & TELID Update March 2018

CEL keynote at the Education Technology Conference in Dublin

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Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Education Technology Conference at University College Dublin (UCD).  The day long conference was attended by some 120 academic staff and focused on aspects of technology enhanced learning.  There were many presentations during the day including how to engage students in China, using the flipped classroom… Read more » about CEL keynote at the Education Technology Conference in Dublin

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… Read more » about Lessons from DigiFest18

CEL to give keynote at University College Dublin Education Technology conference

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CEL are very pleased to have been invited to provide the keynote address at the University College Dublin Education Technology Conference on 15 March 2018. The subject of the presentation, to be delivered by David Biggins, is a reflection of how BU has implemented Brightspace to promote student success.  UCD have recently chosen to implement… Read more » about CEL to give keynote at University College Dublin Education Technology conference

Lunchtime ‘big screen’ drop-in sessions daily, 12 – 1, Staff Centre at Talbot

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Following the launch of the new big screen in the Staff Centre at Talbot Campus this afternoon, we are pleased to announce and invite you to a daily programme of drop-in sessions between 12 and 1 from now until Easter. Come along and try out the new touch screen or talk TEL with CEL Learning… Read more » about Lunchtime ‘big screen’ drop-in sessions daily, 12 – 1, Staff Centre at Talbot

Brightspace: Video Feedback, lessons from Computing

Hi!  I’m Suzy Atfield-Cutts. We’ve been using video as feedback in Computing on the Programming unit for a few years now and it’s now my research area.  We were using myBU, but this year we have made the transition to Brightspace. I have made a video tutorial on how we use it. I would love… Read more » about Brightspace: Video Feedback, lessons from Computing

How to book your Brightspace training

Brightspace Training can now be booked via dedicated intranet pages that will be updated with all future training session details. Academic and Support Staff are welcome to book the most appropriate training session depending on their role. Academic Staff Brightspace Foundation training is a well-tested set of steps about the practical application of Brightspace for… Read more » about How to book your Brightspace training

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more » about Unlocking the power of data

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