Teaching and Learning

Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

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The Chat tool is one of the older Brightspace tools and offers very basic chat functionality which has since been surpassed by other synchronous communication tools like Zoom and MS Teams. A specific flaw in the tool means that when you join a chat you cannot see any messages that have been raised previously so… Read more » about Retiring the Brightspace Chat tool

Padlet new features

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Padlet have introduced some new features over the summer – here’s a quick look at a couple of  features that you might find useful. Expanded posts Individual posts now open in an expanded view that takes up the full window, giving you the ability to focus in on posts. The expanded view makes it much… Read more » about Padlet new features

100 Ideas for Active Learning – free eBook

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Produced by the Active Learning Network and launched at their recent conference, 100 Ideas for Active Learning is a practical handbook to inspire ‘innovative educational experiences’. The book is aimed at educators wanting to apply active learning tools and strategies in their teaching and learning. Practitioners from around the world have come together in the… Read more » about 100 Ideas for Active Learning – free eBook

Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

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FLIE will be running a series of workshops through September and into semester one to support you with your teaching and learning for the next academic year. All sessions will be online. No need to sign up; links will be made available via our Workshops and Drop ins page or simply click on the links… Read more » about Upcoming workshops to support unit preparation

Pedagogical Innovation Lab at FLIE

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The Pedagogical Innovation Lab in FLIE was established to provide staff and students with the opportunity to explore recent innovations in educational technology. Our aim is to engage with all faculties to explore the application of these technologies in their teaching and learning practice, and to inspire and support the application of pedagogical innovations in… Read more » about Pedagogical Innovation Lab at FLIE

Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework now available

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Following an annual review of staff experience and feedback over the last academic year, the Digital Pedagogies Framework has been revised and the current version is now available via Brightspace. The framework was devised to offer a structure for excellence through enhancing the design and development of our education standards and further excellence in our… Read more » about Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework now available

Leaving FLIE and BU

I (Anne Quinney, Principal Lecturer in FLIE and the Assessment & Feedback academic lead) will be leaving BU at the end of this academic year and with annual leave due to me will be finishing on 20th July. I’ve worked in FLIE, and its predecessor CEL (Centre for Excellence in Learning), for 9 years, having… Read more » about Leaving FLIE and BU

Fusion Learning Colloquium – updated Agenda

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It’s a little over a week now until our Fusion Learning Colloquium running on Thursday 30th June. We’re looking forward to welcoming you in the Fusion building for a day focused on education innovation and excellence at BU. Please sign up via Eventbrite: Sign up for the Fusion Learning Colloquium Presenters will be delivering face-to-face… Read more » about Fusion Learning Colloquium – updated Agenda

Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023

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The Digital Pedagogies Framework was developed to support staff in the development and delivery of online and blended pedagogies, and to drive consistency across units to promote an excellent student learning experience. Following an annual review, the current version has been revised based on experience and feedback over the last academic year. The themed structure… Read more » about Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023