INTED 2016 – (Valencia) a conference report

INTED 2016 (see #INTED2016 or @debbieholley1 for twitter feed) Summary: 800 delegates, 70 countries, education and technology as a theme, . In Barcelona in July 2017 full papers only   The little girl pictured looking after her families goats is worth less to them than the goat, explained Safeena Husain,  the Founder and Executive Director… Read more »

Virtual Worlds, Drones and Mars landing – INTED2016 conference

Virtual Worlds Virtual worlds are back! Lots of great projects coming out of SMARTLab in Dublin ( ). They have a large budget for doctoral students and post docs, and nine fully funded places on offer. Interesting work including simulations of living on Mars; some early material used to train up the space station astronauts,… Read more »

CELebrate 2016 – book now!

CELebrate 2016 takes place from Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 April 2016. This is the ideal opportunity to think about new pedagogic approaches and good ideas. We have three external speakers coming – Professors Jane Seale from Exeter, John Cook from UWE and Peter Bryant from LSE – and over 30 internal colleagues showcasing best… Read more »

Come and learn about augmented reality – Wed 16th March

When?  Wed 16 Mar 11-12 Where?  PG30a Augmented integrates digital information with live video or the user’s environment in real time and can be a powerful engagement technique for students.  Come along for a demonstration of AR and to see how you might be able to use it to support your teaching and learning. Click… Read more »

Vision4Learning (V4L) Project Update

The V4L project is driven by BU academics for BU academics to enable and share pedagogical innovation.  There are a number of elements to the project such as the tender for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit and the Service Design review of the Learning Technologists.  To deliver against these… Read more »

Dissertations for good

Do you want your dissertation to make a difference? If you’re starting to plan your third year or postgraduate dissertation, have you thought about how you can use your research to promote social good? BU has signed up to an NUS initiative called Dissertations for Good (DfG) which connects students with external organisations who then… Read more »

3 super-convincing reasons to complete the digital skills self-assessment

Many staff will have received the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit pouch in the post in the last week.  In addition to the TEL Toolkit where you can learn of the many pedagogic ways of using TEL in your teaching and learning, the pouch also contained information on the digital skills self-assessment.  We are asking… Read more »

Last night’s co-creation award presentations

Last night on the 5th floor of the Student Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty and Head of CEL, Professor Gail Thomas hosted an awards evening for student winners of the co-creation competition. Of the 15 winners who all received a certificate and cheque for £500 to further their research, 14 were able to… Read more »

Student Development Award

Sonya Harvey works for the Careers and Employability Department and heads the Student development Award here at BU. Sonya’s role is to support our students in achieving the BU Student Development Award that recognises the transferrable skills students develop from their experiences while involved in extra-curricular activities. The Award enables them to create a high profile e-portfolio… Read more »