Susanne Clarke and Lois Farquharson played to a packed PG30a today when they presented their engaging and thought-provoking CEL seminar on appreciative enquiry. If you missed the session and would like to know more, please click on this link to open the appreciative inquiry page. Have a look at the Seminar timetable for information on… Read more » about Standing room only in today’s CEL seminar
Events and workshops
I am writing this blog ahead of an event I am facilitating this week to explore methods of encouraging dialogue and getting feedback. Members of the CEL steering group will recall that I have used this method before and will be familiar with my set of postcards and being asked to select an image and… Read more » about Putting something in the middle: an image mediated dialogue approach
Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com/home/ Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more » about A digital challenge for November!
Colleagues – this may be of interest Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November The Unitu team and Jisc have collaborated to create UnituHack. It is a student & staff ed-tech event, bringing them together to form teams for one day to co-create technological innovations and solutions for specific challenges found in universities. There will… Read more » about Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November (The Unitu team and Jisc )
The V4L drop in sessions over the next couple of months will focus on the plans for the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit and we are really keen to hear your views on how the toolkit is currently developing and feed in to how we can develop it further to support your needs. Please come… Read more » about Vision4Learning Drop In Sessions
Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more » about Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event
The Centre for Excellence in Learning is hosting three drop in sessions for any staff to attend to meet and talk to the BU Director of IT, Jon Ward. This is an opportunity to share ideas, raise issues or concerns, learn about plans and propose possible developments. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday… Read more » about Let’s Talk about IT
Anyone interesting in bidding for the CEL Fusion Fund projects may be interested in coming along to the drop-in session tomorrow morning in EB504 between 9:00 and 10:00. Bids are due by 9th November. click here for more information.
Reflections from Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Having recently returned from the fabulous “Lean in Higher Education” conference hosted by The University of Waterloo in Ontario, I have been brushing up on my technical knowledge of Lean and its application in Higher Education. One of the Japanese terms used regularly by Lean and… Read more » about A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner
ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 21st – 23rd March 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS Do you want the opportunity to share good practice with like-minded people, or present your recent research within teaching and learning to a friendly and welcoming audience? Then the ALDinHE 2016 conference is for you! This stimulating… Read more » about ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference call open