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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 »

An Introduction to Applying for HEA Fellowship

Key Information Aimed at: Colleagues who are interetsed in applying for Fellowship of the HEA Indicative Frequency: Twice per academic year Facilitated by: Dr Martyn Polkinghorne, TeachBU Cross-Faculty Lead Your Time Commitments: 1 hour workshop If you’re not sure where to start, or have questions around applying then attending an ‘Introductory’ session will be of benefit… Read more »

ALDinHE 2020: The Learning Development Conference

I’d like to introduce myself as the new co-chair of the Conference Working Group, and to invite you to submit a proposal for our 2020 conference in North Hampton. ALDinHE 2020: The Learning Development Conference University of Northampton 6th-8th April 2020 Join us in Northampton for three days of stimulating discussion and inspiring sessions! This… 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 »

Women in AI: Reinforcing Sexism and Stereotypes with Tech

An interesting article from Techopedia on the persistent problem of bias in AI. Why are gendered stereotypes manifested in the female identities associated with AI assistants? Why is there a systemic gender gap in technology roles in general, and in AI in particular? A recent UNESCO report warns how, if men continue to dominate this… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Lessons

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace we will be piloting a new feature called ‘Lessons’. Lessons brings a new look to the Content pages in Brightspace units for staff and students, this includes a simplified colour coded navigation to help users move between different content areas without losing their place. The… Read more »

BU Learning Technologists run Tech Futures workshop for the SCHOMS conference 2019

SCHOMS Annual Conference 2019 SCHOMS is the professional body for Senior Managers working within UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education and its members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, technological, media and institutional development and support services. They give strategic direction to support technological trends and promote excellence in teaching and learning practices and their environments. This year… Read more »

Future Teacher 3.0 talks and archive – monthly webinar series

Aims of Future The general aim of the wider project is to provide a platform for exploring, discussing and sharing effective practice and to provide free tools and resources to support you and your colleagues including the opportunity to participate and contribute directly as part of a more formal cohort of participants.   Link to… 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 »