Each week we tweet internal events and activities as well as news from the UK and global higher education spaces written by key organisations (eg HEA and Jisc) and established educationalists. In the last week, we have tweeted: In BU: The CEL and PCGE away days, developing your digital skills with the help of students,… Read more »
Professor Gail Thomas opened yesterday’s CEL AwayDay with a review of the work on CEL and the leading role and contribution made to Teaching and Learning at BU. Click here to watch the video.
A 5 minute update on work within the Employability theme from Anne Quinney from yesterday’s CEL AwayDay. Click here to view the video.
Image courtesy of Milton Keynes Council Two weeks’ ago our Fair Access Researchers, Clive, Ed, Lizzie and Alex went to Milton Keynes for the Open University’s international widening participation conference, Transforming Lives Through Life-Wide Learning. It was a really stimulating two days of papers, plenaries and workshops. And it was a real privilege to… Read more »
Maggie Hutchings gave an engaging presentation yesterday to the CEL AwayDay on the topic of partnerships in learning. Click here to watch the video. 8 minutes 14 seconds.
The Student Development Awards Ceremony was held on 4th May 2016 in the Student Centre. Sonya Harvey (SDA coordinator) worked incredibly hard to ensure the evening was a great success and provided bubbly and canapés for all the attendees. A number of dignitaries were in attendance including The High Sheriff of Dorset – Sir Philip… Read more »
Dear colleagues, you may find the following news item of interest: EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) which is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America and partners have launched a two-year project titled ‘Open access policy development in… Read more »
Mentimeter is an internet-based audience response tool that you may have seen in the TEL Toolkit. It is similar to TurningPoint in that questions are prepared in advance and then answered by students in lectures and seminars. Where Mentimeter differs from the current version of TurningPoint that BU uses is in the device used by… Read more »
Three keynote presentations were recorded at CELebrate 2016. These are available as Panopto videos using the links below: #futurehappens – Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist – Peter Bryant Duration: 62 mins. This talk explores the tensions and forces that are impacting on the role learning technology teams choose (or are… Read more »
I delivered this workshop as part of #CELebrate2016, with three main objectives. First, to acquaint participants with the principles of using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) for qualitative analysis; second, to discuss the rewards that come with introducing students to the potential uses of CAQDAS while they are learning qualitative analysis techniques; and… Read more »