Education

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »

Did you know there’s an app for Brightspace?

Called ‘Brightspace Pulse’ it was originally developed as a way for students to receive notifications, however, it has been redesigned and now offers almost full Brightspace functionality. Students can access their course material on the go and staff can manage their Units from anywhere. As an example, I was recently asked to help where a… Read more »

Outlook Tip – Date and Time Controls

Did you know that when working out of normal hours you can still send emails but without bothering the recipient until the next working day. In Outlook it is possible to control when an email is delivered or expires. On the Message tab of the email, click the small down arrow on the Tags section…. Read more »

Pearson Global Learner Survey 2019

Pearson have published their inaugural Global Learner Survey, capturing the opinions of learners worldwide. Internationally, learners are relying less on traditional institutions and are adopting a self-directed approach to their education, embracing technology and online learning to facilitate this. Learners are looking for vocational and soft skills bite-size learning across their lifetime. The report highlights… 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 »

Immersive Technology Articles

Here are three articles from this week, which you may find interesting. 1. First major trial of VR therapy for serious mental health conditions launches. The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4… 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 »

Office for Students – health award winners 2019

Colleagues, you may be interested in the SHED funding award winners: Scroll down for link to detail of success awards https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/press-and-media/virtual-reality-tool-leads-new-drive-to-train-next-generation-of-health-specialists/ === extract from website=== The tool is one of several innovative projects awarded funding by the Office for Students today. A new virtual reality tool developed by the University of Leeds, which aims to… Read more »