Curriculum design

Sports and Physical Activity curriculum workshop report – 28 March 2018

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A workshop was held with 15 members of staff from the Sports and Physical Activity (SPA) Department earlier today.  The focus of the workshop was on curriculum design principles for the 3 new programmes to be taught in SPA in 19/20. This was the agenda for the session: After the introduction, the initial discussion was… Read more »

CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!

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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 »

Service Excellence, Changing Lives through Football, and a very proud moment.

A number of my blogs this year have been about football, and in this blog I am highlighting a blog written by one of our BU students, Dan Blewett, featuring Street Soccer, read on to find out more. It is a great blog and well done Dan, we are proud of you and your achievements… Read more »

BU Employability Conference for Staff – Wednesday, 14th March 2018

We are delighted to invite you to the first BU Employability Conference for Staff on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This is a chance for BU staff to learn more about the fabulous work being undertaken by Academics and Professional and Support staff (beyond placements) to enhance our students’ graduate employability skills, attributes and attitudes. It… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

LEAP workshop with HSS – 7 February 2018

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A LEAP workshop was held with 20 colleagues from HSS this afternoon.  It was the largest number of staff to be involved in a LEAP workshop since they began in December and the session went really well.  These are the comments left by staff: – Exciting workshop. Useful to look at different approaches to learning…. Read more »

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference “An uncertain future: Adapting academic practice for an evolving digital world” Tuesday 3 July 2018 https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2018/schedConf/index This annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE), will be held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at the Greenwich Maritime… Read more »

10 professors a-LEAPing

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Last week, we formally launched the new Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme (LEAP) with three workshops for staff on the Talbot campus.  LEAP is a process that generates a visual representation of the structure, learning types, activities and assessment on a unit.  Once complete, the visualisation can be used for unit development, reviewing the level of… Read more »

LEAPing into action

Today saw the launch of BU’s new curriculum design and visualisation tool, LEAP (the Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme) which was previewed in an earlier post. With a solid base in research from Jisc, UCL and Diana Laurillard, LEAP is a way of creating a visual representation of a unit.  The unit comprises 6 learning types… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

In two weeks time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual and augmented… Read more »