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Sector Leading Learning Development in FMC

Marian Mayer recently gave an excellent talk on what has been described by John Hilsdon, the noted expert on Learning Development as “Sector Leading” provision. This presentation took place on the 2nd of December 2015 and was part of an ongoing CEL seminar series. It drew on a variety of reasons to support Media students… Read more »

12 Days of Library and Learning Support Roundup

In the first twelve (working) days of December, CEL hosted a campaign to promote the Library and Learning Support available at BU. This initiative, which we disseminated on Twitter with #12DaysOfLLS, was produced by our colleagues at BU Library, and had the aim of spreading the word about the wealth of services, resources and support… Read more »

A new teaching and learning philosophy for a new building

The new Talbot building, Fusion Building 1 or FB1 for short, is progressing well with new developments visible to passers by every day. The plan is for the building to be released to us around Easter with its use for teaching commencing in September 2016. The screens around the side of the site provide an… Read more »

YOU’RE BRILLIANT AWARDS 2015

Starting in 2010, SUBU have adopted a culture of recognising and rewarding professional and service excellence amongst BU staff via an initiative captioned “YOU’RE BRILLIANT AWARDS”. This year was no exception as students nominated staff who they think are brilliant as academics or in rendering services to the student body, but also have been immensely… Read more »

SURE 2016 – deadline for abstracts submission EXTENDED TO 10 JAN

Yesterday was the ‘original’ deadline for abstract submissions to the SURE conference. So far a significant number of abstracts have been received, which is an improvement compared to the same time last year. In order to further increase participation and give more students the opportunity, deadline has been extended to 10 Jan 2016. SURE is a one-day conference… Read more »

CEL drop in sessions

Dear colleagues, the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) will be running drop in sessions in Talbot and Lansdowne campuses for the first quarter of 2016. These sessions are intended for any academic who want to know more about CEL, discuss ideas, check out opportunities, identify resources, share good educational practices or receive support to inspire… Read more »

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

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Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on #MobilePhones buff.ly/1LQksrm By Rhea Kelly 11/19/15 The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS…. Read more »

Today’s Let’s talk about IT session postponed

Due to illness, we have had to postpone today’s Let’s talk about IT drop in session in PG30a.  We apologise for the cancellation.  We will reschedule the session shortly and advise of the new date(s) here on the CEL blog.

Large group sizes: the challenge of facilitating effective learning

The undergraduate-nursing programme within the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences attracts large cohorts of students that are increasing year on year. This presents challenges to ensure effective facilitation of learning in larger groups, with potential issues around staff preparedness, provision of appropriate learning spaces, as well as staff and student satisfaction. With this in… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy vol 9 (2) now out

Thanks to editor Emma Coonan for sharing Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce that volume 9(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index – please find the table of contents below. As a first-time editor, it has been an absolute privilege to be involved with the publication of this issue… Read more »