Using Fieldscapes as an authoring tool for creating immersive learning

Dr Liz Falconer, Denyse King (Midwifery Lecturer) and David Hunt met with Nash Mbaya and David Burden from Daden Limited today; to continue their collaborative development of a Virtual Maternity Urinalysis Clinic using ‘Fieldscapes’.  The meeting was part of the Collaborative Alternative Augmented Reality Series (CAARS)- a project that is creating a 3D virtual environment… Read more »

Engage with ALT online….ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)

Virtual Conference participation  ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al) The 2017 Annual Conference is running next week, 5 – 7 September, with over 450 participants and more than 200 sessions over three days. Conference website: Conference news: Interactive programme: Online participation: keynotes and… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

We continue our series of summer updates focussing on themes rather than news with a look at learning gain.  We have updates on the Industrial Strategy Bell review of Life Sciences, and an update on the TEF from UUK. Learning Gain Learning gain has become a potential hot topic for universities over the last year… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 25th August 2017

Immigration, International Students and Brexit The government have commissioned a series of assessments and reviews of the impact of immigration policy and Brexit via the Migration Advisory Committee: Call for evidence and briefing note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market – we will be responding on the HE questions via UCEA and UUK and we… Read more »

FMC Guest Seminars – Student engagement, dynamic teaching and researcher development: 29 and 30th June

Apologies for cross posting, wanted to make the BU community aware that this workshops available to all BU staff – please do come along to a session FMC Guest Seminars – Researcher Development   Faculty of Media and Commination is excited to be receiving a visit from Dr. John Willison from the University of Adelaide…. Read more »

Call for Chapters, Leading Change Together in Global Higher Education

Leading Change Together in Global Higher Education Editors: Cristina Devecchi, Northampton University and Jacqueline Potter, Keele University. The Higher Education sector has seen major changes around the world. From the rise of new universities to the increase in student numbers, universities have had to respond and adapt to top-down national policy and to more external… Read more »

iInnovate: Scaling innovation from the individual to the institution

Further to Debbie Holley’s post about the acceptance of an abstract for the ALT-C conference in Liverpool in September, we have just had a second submission approved.  This second abstract focuses on the iInnovate initiative and reports on institution-wide innovation and the sharing of best practice. ==== A significant issue for HEIs is how to… Read more »

Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Colleagues, delighted to report that our abstract for the prestigious Association of Learning Technologists has been accepted – there has been significant interest in the BU work in this area, led by David Biggins, previously a CEL theme leader and now one of our Academic Learning Advisors working on Brightspace, our new VLE ==== Developing… Read more »

iInnovate – please can you feedback the new ideas you have tried in the past year?

Seeking feedback on your Innovations – Staff trying something different please complete a short feedback form (available at === Since the start of semester 1, CEL has been supporting staff across the university to ‘try something different‘ to enhance their teaching and professional practice. One of the initiatives within this campaign is a BU-wide scheme called… Read more »