Report and resources: Southern Region Aspiring National Teaching Fellows Networking event

35 staff from across the Southern Region gathered at Bournemouth University on 7th June to network and learn about the National Teaching Fellow scheme, run by the HEA . A joint event run by National Teaching Fellows Dr Kirsten Hardie, former Chair of the Association of NTFs (Arts University Bournemouth) and Professors Debbie Holley and Stephen Tee, (BU)…. Read more »

Professor Debbie Holley delivers Keynote to BU Careers and Teachers Conference

A keynote presentation to the BU Careers and Teachers conference #BUCATC This keynote suggests that with the move to models of school based teacher training, that trainee teachers and NQTs find their  Continuous Professional Development needs are not being met, and indeed, can be unsuitable to their needs.  I suggest that harnessing their desire co-create… Read more »

The first PG Dip TEL unit completes

Friday 5th May saw the last session in the technology enhanced learning (TEL) unit that comprises part of the PG Diploma in Education Practice.  Over the last 3 months, the unit has been offered to staff as CPD and, now that it has been validated, it will be offered again in 17-18 as both a… Read more »

Findings CEL-funded project disseminated in Nepal

On Thursday 27th April BU staff presented at a dissemination meeting on research conducted into Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Nursing in Nepal. At the moment nurses in Nepal can stay registered for decades without any evidence of updating their knowledge or recent work experience.  The qualitative research included eight focus groups with a range of nurses from… Read more »

You know you’ve lost your audience when …

This picture was taken last week at the third face-to-face session of the PG Diploma unit in TEL: Creativity in Design.  The unit is delivered with four face-to-face and four online sessions.  In the picture, we were testing the technology so I hope I had not quite lost the audience! It has been fantastic to… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. These sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

PG Diploma CPD unit in TEL commences

This afternoon we held the first of the sessions on the PG Diploma in TEL.  The session was attended by 11 members of staff from across the faculties and professional services. The session began by explaining the structure and content of this module which is being offered as CPD to staff ahead of its validation. … Read more »

The awesome New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report 2017 out now!

Colleagues, The NMC Horizons Report is perhaps the premier global report about what is coming next for us as educators. The preview has an overview thought piece ‘Rethinking the Roles of Educators’ as well as identifying key technology trends: Short term: Blended Learning Designs; Collaborative approaches Medium term: Focus on measuring learning; Redesigning learning spaces Long term:… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 24th February 2017

Jo Johnson spoke at a UUK conference today and made a number of important announcements: New government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill. The detailed amendments have not yet been published but a Department for Education factsheet has been provided. The government amendments have been welcomed so far. See the Latest set of… Read more »

PG DIP CPD units begin next week

Available for all BU staff, take a series of one or half day workshops (spread out over the semester) to extend your own CPD/ build your promotion profile/ move towards application for Senior Fellowship of the HEA. Attend as CPD only, or attend for an additional day, and upon successful completion of coursework be awarded… Read more »