Curriculum design

“Let’s lose the deficit language about online education” – Tansy Jessop’s latest WONKHE blog.

Tansy Jessop is an influential writer on teaching and learning, and currently PVC Education at the University of Bristol. I have met her on several occasions, and been influenced by her publications and her enthusiasm.  She can be relied on for a thoughtful, realistic and optimistic view of teaching and learning. In her WONKHE blog… Read more »

Epigeum Learning Blended Course, developed by BU academics, now open access

                                              Colleagues, Led by Dr Geli Roushan, Dr Elvira Bolat and I contributed to creating this Epigeum online course – with the covid-19 situation, Epigeum are offering it open access. You can access… Read more »

The future of assessment: five principles, five targets for 2025 – Jisc Report

This report is the result of an experts meeting exploring assessment in universities and colleges and how technology could be used to help address some of the problems and opportunities. Assessment is crucial to the educational process. Done properly, it drives improvement, shapes learner behaviour and provides accountability to employers and others. Front cover of… Read more »

At FLIE, we promote working with creative methods with HE students to encourage divergent thinking. We showcased work previously using collage, images, lego and origami Working with creative methods assists active learning in both small and large groups through reflection, personalisation and social learning, Rebecca Hindley, Lecturer & Faculty of Management Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)… Read more »

Launch of Cultural Journeys in Higher Education book: BU academic invited to give keynote

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A keynote at the launch of Cultural Journeys in Higher Education – authors Jan Bamford and Lucie Pollard Published: Emerald 2019 The cultural diversity of university student populations can be seen to reflect the changing demographics of an increasingly international mobile workforce. The implications of the growing migrant population and differing communication patterns in the… Read more »

Bournemouth staff attend the annual Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

Solent University run an annual Learning and Teaching Community Conference in their inspiring ‘SPARK’ building. This year, Bournemouth University staff from HSS, FMC and Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence collaborated  and presented two research papers and a workshop. , Find out more on twitter: #SLTCC2019 The full programme with speakers is available from here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/staff/learning-and-teaching/community-conferences/sltcc-programme… Read more »

Changing practices: why culture matters

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, HSS The Instytut Pedagogiki (Institute of Pedagogy), part  of Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, is a centre of excellent practice in teaching and developing trainee teachers based in Lublin, Poland. Students undertake a three year undergraduate programme of study, followed by a two year Masters specialisation. The Scientific… Read more »

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

Free online webinar: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm

The sigma Network is delighted to announce a FREE event for anyone with an interest in mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education: Online Maths Support for Remote Learners Wednesday 3rd July 2019,  10.00am – 4.00pm Staffordshire University The scene will be set with presentations from Dr Sue Pawley and Dr Tim Lowe from the Open University, who… Read more »