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Suggestions for the TEL/IT seminars in Semester 2?

CEL is scheduling at least 8 seminars/workshops in semester 2 on issues related to technology enhanced learning and IT in teaching and learning. We are looking to include topics such as social media,  student engagement using Peerwise, use of the new presentation equipment and lecture video capture using panopto to mention but a few. If… Read more » about Suggestions for the TEL/IT seminars in Semester 2?

CELebrating our students’ achievements

Graduation Ceremonies have been taking place all week CELebrating the fantastic achievements of our students. In particular, one student from the Faculty of Management was selected to participate in the 2015 series of The Apprentice. Jenny Garbis, a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance student, not only achieved a First in her degree but was… Read more » about CELebrating our students’ achievements

Call to academics to participate in flipped classroom resource bid

How often do you hear students saying ‘oh that was really boring’ about various lecture content, even though we, as lecturers, thought that was our best ever explanation of a challenging topic? The flipped classroom is one method of addressing undergraduate apathy towards lectures and traditional methods of teaching. The optimal two-way relationship is often… Read more » about Call to academics to participate in flipped classroom resource bid

A digital challenge for November!

Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com/home/ Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more » about A digital challenge for November!

Free data workshop: Los Angeles – some funding available – see below

Debbie Holley has been thinking about data this week, and shares a tip for keeping up-to-date with data issues, events, publications and lots more … Interested in data? The UKdataservice have an excellent JISCMAIL list – free to join, and there are are range of interesting opportunites, both in the UK and abroad. This caught… Read more » about Free data workshop: Los Angeles – some funding available – see below

Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more » about Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

PG Cert Online week: contribute to our Twitter debate

Join us: #PGCertBU Thursday 29th October 10.30/11.30 Dr Debbie Holley is a National Teaching Fellow and leads the Post Graduate Certificate for Educational Practice – the BU in-house course designed to support and develop new staff. Successful completion of the course also means participants qualify for the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,… Read more » about PG Cert Online week: contribute to our Twitter debate

Employability and helping students to boost their CV

Carly Lamont, CEL Theme Leader for Employability and Work-based Learning, delivered a CEL Roadshow presentation to the Careers and Employability Service recently and some interesting discussions took place regarding the fantastic service and resources offered to students across the university by the Careers and Employability Team. In particular, discussions highlighted the need to get word… Read more » about Employability and helping students to boost their CV