This week on the CEL Twitter feed

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 »

Open University Widening Participation Conference: reflections

  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 »

BU Student Development Award Ceremony

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 »

EIFL and partners launch a new project to open digital content to the world

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 »

Seeking 5 testers for Mentimeter

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 »

Have you watched the 3 keynotes from CELebrate 2016?

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 »

CELebrate Workshop: The challenges and rewards of teaching qualitative analysis using CAQDAS

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 »