Case Studies Outside BU

Some innovative practice from around the HE sector where ‘research’ informs the learning

Student centred induction wins Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’

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Congratulations to staff and students for this student-centred (rather than staff led) inclusive induction initiative at Huddersfield  it has just won the Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’ https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/news-and-blog/a-flying-start-to-university-study/

Succeeding with non-traditional learners in HE: a workshop recap

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Apologies for cross posting: An extract from the blog on Continuing Access and Education featuring BUs own Shell Morgan. Shell is the Associate Dean for the Student Experience with the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University: Michelle Morgan (Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Experience at Bournemouth University)–stepping in for Liz Thomas–gave an… Read more »

Create, Manage and Curate: managing your digital real estate From Italy

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  Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, with her ERASMUS partners Dr Mike Hobbs (Anglia Ruskin University) and Prof Enrico Ciavolino (University of Salento), pictured left to right above, delivered a seminar to Doctoral and  Masters  students at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy. The students mapped their own digital footprints and individual communication channels…. Read more »

Co-creation- University of Derby students and Digital Capabilities

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Apologies for cross posting, and many thanks to Laura Hollinshead for sharing ==== I thought I would share some resources we have created with University of Derby students about Digital Capabilities. Along with an overview video there are a further 6 quick videos, animated by students to cover the elements within the Jisc framework. What… Read more »

ALDinHE: report on the ‘teachable machine’ workshop

At the ALDinHE Conference the affordances of Google’s Teachable Machine were explored in a workshop co-run by Dr Mike Hobbs (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Debbie Holley (Bournemouth University) In their future careers students will increasingly encounter machine-learning systems, so it is appropriate to develop a deeper understanding to demystify this technology as the new… Read more »

‘HE Outreach: Developing Guidelines on Good Practice for Academics’ Call for Applications

‘HE Outreach: Developing Guidelines on Good Practice for Academics’ Call for Applications   Workshop Convener: Dr Matthew Johnson, Lecturer in Politics, Lancaster University, m.johnson@lancaster.ac.uk   Overview: A number of recent trends, notably the rise of £9,000+ fees, has brought into sharper focus the civic duties of HE institutions to engage in Outreach. While there is debate about the… Read more »

Congratulations to Prof Julian McDougall: book series & call for proposals

From:   Julian McDougall <jmcdougall@BOURNEMOUTH.AC.UK> Subject: Research in Media Literacy and Education: New Routledge book series & call for proposals Announcing a new book series… Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education. Series Editors: Pete Bennett and Julian McDougall Media literacy is now established by Unesco as a human right, and the field of media literacy… Read more »

BTEC Champions Group

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===apologies for cross posting=== In response to sector-wide and institutional data that highlighted disparities in achievement and progression between BTEC entrants and their A-Level counterparts, NTU set up a ‘BTEC Champions Group’ as a university-wide initiative to identify, pilot and evaluate interventions aimed at understanding and addressing these disparities. It was also an institutional forum… Read more »

BETT: even bigger EdTech show https://www.bettshow.com/#/

Colleagues, free to visit – Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees from the global education community. They come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation… Read more »

Invitation to publish, blog, lead a webinar around Flexible Learning

Please note some forthcoming opportunities concerning flexible learning:   Publish something in the Flexible Learning Special Edition of the Higher Education Pedagogies We have got some great stuff already (thanks to those who have already submitted something) but we would like more! We will shortlist all possible contributions in January and you then have until… Read more »