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Augmented Reality: co-creating artefacts with school children and university students

Dr Debbie Holley has recently returned from presented at @eLEOT2015, an conference on e-learning, e- education and online training. Part of the European Alliance on Innovation, (www.eai.eu) a body created by leaders from industry, research and policy making  to engage the global community by exploring ways in which innovation in technology and business and benefit… Read more »

What the CEL blog offers you

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) was soft launched in early 2013, led by Professor Roach.  Professor Thomas took on leadership in September 2013 and it was then formally launched in April 2014 to make its impact more obvious and effective across BU. Its aims are to: Develop and support collaborative communities to inspire excellence in… Read more »

BU Learning and Teaching Fellows 2015-16

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is pleased to announce the call for applications for BU L&T Fellowship awards 2015-16.  This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching practice. Individuals may nominate themselves and any member of academic or professional staff who is engaged in supporting and promoting excellence in student learning may apply… Read more »

New international peer led academic learning network

The practice of more experienced students being trained to guide and facilitate the learning of less experienced students in an organised and supported way is gaining momentum as a global phenomenon; peer learning schemes now exist on all continents and hold relevance for students of all cultures. Some UK schemes have been in existence since… Read more »

New units in myBU!

Just a reminder that units for 15/16 are ready to go in myBU! Contact your Faculty Learning Technologist for any support you need to update your content or to develop activities for your students –  they are more than happy to help and advise. Here’s how to contact them:

iOS app – Smart Whiteboard HD

Smart Whiteboard HD By Pad read. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Price: Usually £1.99 but FREE for a limited time. This is a kind of dead-simple whiteboard which is convenient for your work, study and life. You can… Read more »

myBU Rollover begins this week

This Friday 7th August is the start of the annual myBU rollover. “Rollover” is a general term used to describe the creation and preparation of units for the new academic year. Units are, in the first instance prepared in the VLE Data Management System (VLEDMS) which is the intermediary system between UNIT-e (currently) and myBU…. Read more »

iOS app – PDF Forms – EXPIRED

PDF Forms By Darsoft Inc Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: Usually £7.99………….. but FREE for a limited time.    Fill, sign and annotate Adobe PDF forms and documents. PDF Forms is a powerful processing app for anyone who has to… Read more »

Optimal video length for student engagement

As we continue to look at the use of Panopto (including some nice editing options!) this post on student engagement with video is interesting https://www.edx.org/blog/optimal-video-length-student-engagement

iOS App – 2Do – EXPIRED

2Do By Guided Ways Technologies Ltd Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Price: Usually £14.99 but FREE for a limited time……………..(until 12th June 2015) 2Do lets you take a completely different approach to managing your tasks. With its extremely… Read more »