HE Students

LT team leader Tracey Webb joins the HSS ‘Debbie and John Tech chat’ session

If you are interested in: Virtual Classroom premium; student interaction, breakout rooms, attendance monitors, emoji feedback and snap polls === Today we swapped John for Tracey Webb, the Learning Technologist team leader in our ‘Virtual Classroom Tech chat’ session.  I started by asking Tracey to tell us a little bit about what the LTs  have… 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 »

Talking HE Policy: why it matters – report on a session by Jane Forster and Debbie Holley

Thanks to Prof Liz Falconer for inviting us to ‘talk policy’ and sharing her expertise to enable us to deliver a creative virtual classroom session. Exemplary policy advice – delivered with panache online! Jane Forster, policy adviser to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, working Department of Nursing Sciences’ Debbie Holley, delivered an engaging, interactive… Read more »

Doctoral Students: Cumberland Lodge Scholarships

The two-year Cumberland Lodge Scholarship programme offers doctoral students based at UK universities the opportunity to set themselves apart, by deepening their understanding of pressing social issues and developing new skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. Cumberland Lodge are now recruiting for a new cohort of Scholars for 2020-22. To apply, please complete… Read more »

Is Immersive Technology The Future Of Journalism?

Forbes Article by Sol Rogers, Contributor to Consumer Tech Nonny de la Peña, named the ‘Godmother of Virtual Reality’, helped invent virtual journalism. With early pieces like Hunger in Los Angeles and Gone Gitmo, Nonny shone a light on the potential of immersive media to change journalism. Talking to VFX Voice, Nonny said, “As journalists,… 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 »

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 »

Winner of the CMC Best Paper Award for papers published in 2018: Student Cocreation

The winner of the CMC Best Paper Award for papers published in 2018 as been announced. The paper was based on a student dissertation. Denegri-Knott, J., Nixon, E., & Abraham, K. (2018). Politicising the study of sustainable living practices. Consumption Markets & Culture, 21(6), 554-573. There was a group of strong papers nominated for the… 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 »