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Free virtual conference on Online and Blended learning for HE

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After their inaugural event last year, organised in immediate response to the Covid crisis, REMOTE is back on June 9-10 2021. Hosted by Arizona State University, the event aims to join educators and decision makers from universities and colleges globally to view and engage with presenters and peers on pedagogy, blended learning and best practice… Read more »

TeachBU Update – BU Ahead of Sector Average

New data released by AdvanceHE confirms the excellent news that 75.4% of BU academics now have HEA Fellowship in one of the four categories (Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow). This is compared to a sector average of 52.8% and a Universities UK benchmark average of just 45.8%. The data released does not… Read more »

Digitally enhanced education webinars

Digitally enhanced education webinars The University of Kent run a very well attended webinar series (Debbie and I presented to 1,100 online participants!) about the work we all did ‘moving learning online’ in a hurry. We were joined by some inspirational speakers talking about a whole range of’ ‘digi’ topics. For us, a great resource… Read more »

TeachBU Update

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Mel Hughes from FHSS has agreed to take on the role as Deputy Chair of the TeachBU Assessment Panel. Congratulations and a massive thanks to Mel for her continued support of the TeachBU initiative which is key to our ability to offer AdvanceHE’s HEA Fellowships to BU staff…. Read more »

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more »

Padlet – Content safety team email

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We have just been made aware that due to a bug, staff who have created Padlet walls may have received emails from the Padlet Content Safety team today (25/02/20) with the following text: “We have cleared and reinstated your content that was removed in case ID xxxxxxxxx. Please refresh the padlet page for the changes… Read more »

Bookable appointments with the Calendly app

The Calendly app can be used for bookable appointments where you can create a list of available slots which your students can choose from and book. Appointments can be setup to automatically create an MS Teams or Zoom meeting which will add the appointment and associated meeting links to your Outlook Calendar. Calendly is used… Read more »

Free webinar: Accelerate and humanise skills-based learning with video feedback and assessment

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On Wednesday 10 March 14.00 – 15.00 GMT, Times Higher Education and GoReact are offering a free webinar panel discussion about the role of video assessment and feedback in remote and face-to-face courses, and why it is becoming increasingly important for a wide variety of subjects. The discussion will exchange knowledge and provide examples of best… Read more »

Digifest 2021 – 8-11 March

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Digifest 2021 is now a free event for Jisc member organisations. Digifest is the UK’s leading edtech conference and members can join for free in an innovative and interactive online environment across four days. Digifest 2021 will focus on learning and teaching and libraries, providing a space to share best practice, learnings and experiences from 2020. You can find… Read more »

LT online drop-ins in March

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Learning Technologists continue to be online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am to join. We’re here to support you and try our best to answer your queries concerning… Read more »