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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 »

Bringing the impossible into the classroom with mixed reality

Jisc article: 3 June 2019 Being work ready involves more than simply achieving a qualification. Forward-looking providers are ensuring that their learners are equipped to meet employers’ needs – and using cutting edge technology to do it, affordably. There’s a revolution brewing as providers turn to technology to make apprenticeship delivery more meaningful and inclusive,… Read more »

Sustainable Development Goals through a Social Science Prism

Rosie Read Email: rread@bournemouth.ac.uk Earlier this year, I was pleased to receive a CEL Education for Sustainable Development award, in respect of a unit I lead entitled Globalisation and Marginalisation. I am a social anthropologist based in the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Over the… Read more »

Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2019

SLTCC 2019 was held on Friday 21st June 2019 at Solent University’s Spark building Southampton and this year’s themes focused on Research informed teaching, Engagement and achievement, Technology enhanced learning (TEL), Authentic assessment and feedback and Inclusive practice. Following a welcome by Solent Vice Chancellor Prof Graham Baldwin and an introduction by Pro Vice Chancellor… Read more »

Top 5 Higher Education Technology Trends For 2019

Like other aspects of life, the field of education has been transformed by the changes brought about by the digital era. Over the past couple of decades, new technologies have been used to deliver educational materials, analyse learners’ performance, and design new learning for methods. At the same time, online and blended learning modalities have… Read more »

2019 VC Staff Awards nominations

You may have seen via the staff intranet or John Vinney’s recent all staff email but the 2019 VC Staff Awards nomination period is now open and will close at midnight on Friday 12th July. As you might know, we made several changes to the Awards last year but this year things will be remaining… Read more »

‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ Symposium – Achieving Balance in Project Management Education

This is a joint event between BU and Boston University, and will consider some of the new ideas and concepts being used to teach Project Management. The event will be held @ 2-5pm on 1st July 2019 and will be both a ‘physical’ event on BU’s Talbot Campus, and also ‘virtual’ presentations live streamed between… Read more »