Teaching and Learning

Brightspace tools : Intelligent Agents

At the end of November, Sophie McGown Customer Success Manager at D2L, ran some sessions with BU staff providing a more detailed look at one of Brightspace’s most powerful tools; Intelligent Agents. Sophie shared some best practice and top tips before assisting staff in building and scheduling Intelligent Agents to run on their units. What… Read more »

New Brightspace Feature Pilot – Activity Feed

As a part our ongoing evaluation of updates to Brightspace, for Semester 2, we will be piloting a new widget called ‘Activity Feed’ which replaces the current ‘Announcements’ tool on your unit Homepage. The Activity Feed allows linked content and activities to be more easily embedded in posts and brings a new approach to the… Read more »

Did you know there’s an app for Brightspace?

Called ‘Brightspace Pulse’ it was originally developed as a way for students to receive notifications, however, it has been redesigned and now offers almost full Brightspace functionality. Students can access their course material on the go and staff can manage their Units from anywhere. As an example, I was recently asked to help where a… Read more »

Pearson Global Learner Survey 2019

Pearson have published their inaugural Global Learner Survey, capturing the opinions of learners worldwide. Internationally, learners are relying less on traditional institutions and are adopting a self-directed approach to their education, embracing technology and online learning to facilitate this. Learners are looking for vocational and soft skills bite-size learning across their lifetime. The report highlights… Read more »

At FLIE, we promote working with creative methods with HE students to encourage divergent thinking. We showcased work previously using collage, images, lego and origami Working with creative methods assists active learning in both small and large groups through reflection, personalisation and social learning, Rebecca Hindley, Lecturer & Faculty of Management Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)… Read more »

Future Teacher 3.0 talks and archive – monthly webinar series

Aims of Future The general aim of the wider project is to provide a platform for exploring, discussing and sharing effective practice and to provide free tools and resources to support you and your colleagues including the opportunity to participate and contribute directly as part of a more formal cohort of participants.   Link to… Read more »

The Future of Skills in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution

D2L (suppliers of Brightspace) have produced a whitepaper on the skills of the future and how new models of learning must be embraced to meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As automation rapidly consumes basic tasks in the workplace, they focus on how educational establishments must adapt to address the rising demand for… Read more »