Conference Report

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 »

BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event!

Panel member Professor Debbie Holley (@debbieholley1) reports on the BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event! Details:I was invited to join the panel for an afternoon of inspirational talks from leading industry speakers: 14:00 – Welcome and introduction on behalf of SUBU, Ebony Harding, SU VP Community 14:10 – Avoiding the imposter syndrome by… 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 »

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 »

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 »

BTEC Champions Group

Word cloud to depict series of emotions re online learning

===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 »

REF and TEF: the connections

REF & TEF: the connections was a one day conference hosted by Bournemouth University on Wednesday 11th October.  The event bought together leading experts in research and education policy in higher education to share their insights into the importance of the connections between teaching and research. The morning session of two keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion, prompted a great… Read more »

BU’s presentations at the ALTC conference

One of the largest learning technology conferences, ALT (Association for Learning Technology) took place this week in Liverpool.  BU was represented by Professor Debbie Holley and David Biggins amongst some 400 delegates. There is an ALT YouTube channel which contains some videos from this week’s conference including the three keynotes which are also available from the ALT… Read more »

CEL was represented at BERA 2017

In this year’s annual conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth University had a significant presence. Dr. Sue Eccles presented a paper on the subject “Young People in Care: Aspirations and Experiences of Progressing to Further or Higher Education”. The number of care leavers progressing… Read more »