Vision4Learning drop-in sessions next week

The next round of Vision4Learning drop-in sessions are scheduled for next week. The purpose of these sessions is to review the TEL Toolkit and we welcome as much feedback as possible to suggest enhancements before the site is built. The next drop in sessions are between 8am and 11am on: Wednesday 2nd December in CEL… Read more »

CEL’s visit to Colombia: What’s in there for me?

As outlined in a previous blog post, CEL’s Jacqueline Priego was in Medellin, Colombia during the week commencing 9 November, to present at the VII Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences. While in Colombia, Jacqueline visited Universidad EAFIT, a BU Global partner since 2013. The engagement with EAFIT started with an international task… Read more »

Reflections on the PAL Leader Conference – November 2015

Having had a very stressful, tiring and trying summer/semester 1, this was the perfect antidote. For me, spending time with other staff members who understand the struggles of PAL regardless of size of the scheme or institution was so refreshing and made me feel optimistic about returning to work on Monday! Whilst overly a Leader… Read more »

What to do about Bloom’s 2 sigma problem?

Benjamin Bloom reported a research result about educational effectiveness in the journal ‘Education researcher’ (1984). Bloom was looking at the performance of students and comparing conventional group tuition with mastery learning tuition and also with one to one tuition. The results broadly showed how mastery learning techniques improved the average performance by 1 standard deviation… Read more »

CEL Fusion Investment Funding Bids – the results!

We were delighted to receive so many high quality bids, congratulations to successful individuals/teams: Milena Bobeva (FoM) International students guide to assessment and feedback methods, procedures and practice Erika Borkoles (FoM) The development of a co-creational vodcast toolkit to explain psychological theories and their application to real life problems Philip Mathews (FMC) Peer Assisted Scriptwriting… Read more »

YOUR education blog

Some staff members have asked if they can share their education questions, successes and experiences on the CEL blog. The answer is a resounding YES! We welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you. If you would like an account to post to the blog, please email

An open education approach to CPD for teachers

Dr Debbie Holley, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of CEL has just returned from the London International Conference on Education, where she gave a keynote to participants called ‘An Open Education Resource (OER) approach to CPD’ calling for a more teacher focused approach to planning for, and organising, Continuous Professional Development. Drawing upon a series… Read more »

Many bids received in response to the CEL FIF call

The current round for CEL FIF proposals closed yesterday, 9th November. Eleven applications have been received focussing on either Technology Enhanced Learning, Employability, Work-based learning and professional practice, Innovative assessment, feedback and forward, and generic pedagogic development/research. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. We are reviewing the applications on Friday and expect to… Read more »

7 reasons to engage in the TEL Toolkit

We are in the process of developing a resources for BU academics that will provide help, support and guidance in gaining the most from the available TEL tools such as myBU, Xerte and Panopto to mention but a few.  The toolkit is being developed and populated this semester and is due for release in semester… Read more »