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 »

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 »

Pedagogical Innovation Lab at FLIE


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 »

Updated Digital Pedagogies Framework now available


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 »

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 »

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 »

Digital Pedagogies Framework for 2022/2023


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 »