Mobile learning

Future Laboratory Report on the Open Economy

Report commissioned by Samsung exploring the future of work. You need to register to download. Key findings: European countries are at the forefront of the move to Open Economy models, occupying eight of the top ten slots in WIPO’s Global Innovation Index. Current workplace security systems are not yet ready for truly open working practices…. 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 »

Leading Innovation Seminars: Professor John Traxler talks on Tuesday 24th January

What is the nature of the innovation required from education for our mobile and connected society? First in the ‘Leading Innovation’ series of seminars, Professor John Traxler, Professor of Digital Learning at the University of Wolverhampton, will visit BU on Tuesday 24 January to present ‘What is the nature of the innovation required from education for… Read more »

Leadership masterclass: 24th January 14.30 John Traxler – Professor of Digital Learning, Institute of Education, University of Wolverhampton

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Can I draw your attention to a forthcoming masterclass led by an outstanding researcher and innovator? ‘what is the nature of the educational innovation required for our mobile and connected society?’ Facilitator: John Traxler – Professor of Digital Learning, Institute of Education, University of Wolverhampton Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017 Time: 2.30-4.00 Location: Talbot Campus – book through OD… Read more »

Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation

The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more »

#BbTLC2016: Authentic assessment with large cohorts

Dr Chris Moore of UWE recently presented at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference (2016) about his approaches to embedding authentic assessment into a unit delivered to a large cohort of students. The unit in question was a Level 4 Anatomy unit attended by over 200 students with delivery of 12 topics,  spread over 24 weeks involving lectures, practicals and tutorials. Assessment… Read more »

5 Different Things to Do With Panopto

Panopto is mainly known as a Lecture Capture system, but it has many features that make it useful for a range of Technology Enhanced Learning activities. Here are just a few of the possibilities.   1 – Linking Fieldwork to Learning and Teaching Videos can be created on mobile devices and uploaded directly to units… Read more »

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

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Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on #MobilePhones buff.ly/1LQksrm By Rhea Kelly 11/19/15 The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS…. Read more »

The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

JISC have revisited their excellent guide to mobile learning – new case studies, videos and lots more… Extract from Guide: “Mobile learning can be many things to different groups of people. Superficially, it appears from the outside to be learning via mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Certainly, these are important… Read more »