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 » about ALDinHE: report on the ‘teachable machine’ workshop
Call to Action: Universities must focus on innovation that embeds kindness, and humanized approaches. How BU is leading the way.
Susanne Clarke and Laura Roper were delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the AUA2018 conference. We headed off, booked into our hotel, which incidentally we found we were sharing with the Italian Football team – we have pictures if you are interested. The focus of the conference was Higher Education beyond Brexit,… Read more » about Call to Action: Universities must focus on innovation that embeds kindness, and humanized approaches. How BU is leading the way.
What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018
What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018 The ALDinHE conference ran 26/28 April, and featured two wonderful keynotes, the first from Prof Roni Bamber, speaking about the HE sector, metrics measurements and the need for the student voice and experience to shine through. ‘Stats and Stories’… Read more » about What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018
CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!
The Association of Learning Developer in Higher Education (ALDinHE) hold their national conference at the University of Leicester 26/28th March. Our own CEL theme leaders will be showcasing the Bournemouth University work taking place during our year of ‘Assessment and Feedback’. Please do follow/ support us on #aldcon Assessment and Feedback Fiesta Anne Quinney, Ann Luce… Read more » about CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!
It was great to see both representatives from CEL, Psych-tech and Computing and Animation come together to demonstrate their cutting-edge technology at this weeks’ Technology Showcase. The Showcase was aimed both at staff and members of the public, in the lead up to Professor Debbie Holley’s inspirational lecture (Hashtags, Handhelds and Handbags). Here… Read more » about Technology Showcase
Using AltspaceVR for Virtual Team Meetings
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
‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU
The Higher Education Academy has just published their ‘Transforming Assessment’ case study series for 2017, and the Online Assignment Handling project at BU features as one of the case studies. Under the ‘Using technology-enhanced assessment’ strand, the case study details our approach to overcoming barriers to online assessment and feedback during the roll-out out and… Read more » about ‘HEA Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: A case study series (2017)’ features BU
The Path to Success in the TEF – Going for Gold
A new HEPI report has been published Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions Take a look at the report, and see what the analysis makes of BU’s TEF submission alongside other HEIs. Find out about the features of TEF submissions that may have influenced outcomes, and practical recommendations for improving on the… Read more » about The Path to Success in the TEF – Going for Gold
Taking back control of your time – 10 minutes at a time.
My timer is set for 10 minutes and I am now sitting comfortably ready to write this update on experiences of using the ‘Pomodoro Technique’. It’s not surprising that colleagues tell me that needing to find more time is a key challenge and I hear this quite regularly in my travels as Head of Service Excellence… Read more » about Taking back control of your time – 10 minutes at a time.
Meet your new TEL Theme Leader: Dr. Ann Luce
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself as your new theme leader for Technology Enhanced Learning. My name is Ann Luce, and I’m a Principal Academic from the School of Journalism, English and Communication in the Faculty of Media and Communication. I’ve been teaching in higher education for over a decade now, and before… Read more » about Meet your new TEL Theme Leader: Dr. Ann Luce