News

Let’s Talk about IT

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is hosting three drop in sessions for any staff to attend to meet and talk to the BU Director of IT, Jon Ward.  This is an opportunity to share ideas, raise issues or concerns, learn about plans and propose possible developments. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday… Read more »

A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner

Reflections from Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Having recently returned from the fabulous “Lean in Higher Education” conference hosted by The University of Waterloo in Ontario, I have been brushing up on my technical knowledge of Lean and its application in Higher Education. One of the Japanese terms used regularly by Lean and… Read more »

A first look at the TEL toolkit

One of the CEL/Vision4Learning initiatives this semester is to produce a central repository of technology enhance learning tools that can be deployed in teaching and learning, the TEL toolkit. The plan is that the toolkit will contain information, guidance, videos and other supporting material that will help you gain the most from the available technology…. Read more »

What’s happening in CEL in October?

We encourage you to get involved in CEL; attending one of our events, bidding for fusion money or fellowships, inviting CEL to one of your team meetings … Here is our schedule for the rest of October: 19th – Call out for Learning and Teaching Fellow applications FUNDING CALL OPEN LTF.  Launch SURE conference to… Read more »

Applications for learning and teaching fellowships open until 16 November

If you are interested in developing your learning and teaching skills you should have a look at CEL’s Learning and Teaching Fellowship scheme which is currently open for applications. The aim of the Scheme is to allow you to engage in pedagogic research activities or evaluation and develop innovative practices, disseminating this to a wide… Read more »

Don’t forget to submit your CEL Fusion bids by 9 November

The latest round of funding opened last week (Wednesday 14 October) and staff are encouraged to submit their proposals.  The aim of the funding is to lead to tangible outputs such as papers, products and presentations. There are 5 briefs aligned the CEL themes and against which you can bid: Employability and work-based learning Evaluation… Read more »

Like Twitter and teaching and learning? You’ll love cel_bu

If you’re a fan of Twitter and teaching and learning, the CEL twitter feed cel_bu will be perfect for you. You can follow cel_bu or see the tweets 0n the CEL home page. If you are tweeting about teaching and learning, don’t forget to @mention us.

JISC elevator pitch challenge – staff and/or students win £5,000

Open data mashup challenge An open data challenge that UUK are running using the Jisc elevator to any of your staff or students who might be interested in applying for. Open data mashup challenge;Do you have a brilliant idea for an app that uses open data sets to support university students through their learning journey?… Read more »

New resourcepack for your students: SUCCESS project

Anita Diaz and Jacqueline Priego present SUCCESS, an online resourcepack available to BU students. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) recognises the importance for student employability and personal development of students engaging in co-curricular learning opportunities provided by universities. These opportunities include academic societies, sports societies, volunteering, PAL leadership, SUBU student representation and student ambassador work…. Read more »