Summer of 6C

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

Apply now for two short courses: Work based learning AND Assessment and feedback

We are still open for applications for two courses starting in February 2019. For new applicants, please click the relevant link below for more information and to apply. If you have completed the course(s) in previous years for professional development and now want to complete the assessment to gain credits please contact Claudia Vanzeloti Employability/Work-based Learning:… Read more »

Summer of 6C: “Am I ready to receive Feedback?”

This blog was posted in 2017, but still raises some interesting questions for how we engage with students around feedback… Have YOU thought about how you will prepare YOUR students for feedback in 2018-2019?  Receiving feedback is an emotive process for students. Guiding them to consider their emotional readiness to assimilate comments may improve the… Read more »

Summer of 6C: Assignment Survival Kit

Here’s a rather wonderful resource from the LearnHigher JISC Mailing list – it is free to use for educational purposes. Students put in start and end dates, set to essay/ report/ etc and the assignment steps and schedule is calculated for them – fabulous! url: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ai/ask/

Summer of 6C: Brightspace Enhancements are HERE!!!

BU have been collaborating with Brightspace and other European Universities to improve the experience of using Turnitin with Brightspace. The big changes for the forthcoming academic year are: ✔ Fewer clicks for markers Just add feedback and a mark to the student’s work in Turnitin Feedback Studio, and move on to the next student. No manual syncing,… Read more »

Summer of 6C: A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA published a report last year on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more »

Summer of 6C: The value of formative feedback in simulations: the learning gains for students

This is a review of CELebrate 2017, when colleagues discussed formative feedback in depth. We thought it was worth another look. We hope it might help YOU when deciding how to integrate formative feedback into YOUR teaching come the implementation of 6C, the new assessment and feedback policy. Dawn Morley, from the University of Surrey,… Read more »

Summer of 6C: “Am I ready to receive feedback?”

This blog was posted in 2017, but still raises some interesting questions for how we engage with students around feedback… Have YOU thought about how you will prepare YOUR students for feedback in 2018-2019?  Receiving feedback is an emotive process for students. Guiding them to consider their emotional readiness to assimilate comments may improve the… Read more »