Trialling the virtual classroom

Over the next few months, BU will be testing out virtual classrooms.  A virtual classroom is an online learning environment that brings academics and students together who are geographically separated.  The environment allows many people to participate in the same online classroom session, sharing audio, video and resources such as documents and presentations. BU will… Read more »

CEL seminar: Using Peerwise for research methods and academic writing – Mon 25 Apr

Monday 25 April 2016.  12:00 – 13:00.  PG30a (Poole House). Peerwise is a free, online multiple choice question and answer application in which students create questions that are answered by other students.  While Peerwise can be used for subject-specific questions, a set of questions have been developed on the more general topics of research methods… Read more »

Do you know your Panopto from your WePresent?

There are many technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools available to you that can help with your teaching and learning. To help you determine your strengths, we have developed a short digital skills self-assessment online questionnaire. Why would you spend time completing the questionnaire? Here are our three reasons:  The self-assessment will give you a good… Read more »

Help to develop your digital skills

CEL is piloting a project in which BU students help BU staff to develop their digital skills, knowledge and confidence. Our pilot follows similar successful projects at other HEIs. This help and support can be provided on a one-to-one basis or in small group settings. In terms of what help and support will be available,… Read more »

Presenting using a mobile device

You will have seen the new presentation podia that is spreading across our sites. One of the features of the new presentation equipment is that you can display what is on an Android or iOS device on the projected screen. To learn more of this feature, please read this article from the IT Knowledge base…. Read more »

Use the TEL Toolkit? Win an iPad Air

Your TEL Toolkit launched on 1 February 2016 and now is your opportunity to share how you use yours. Bringing together your examples will provide an opportunity to add additional content to your TEL Toolkit and may provoke some new ideas for others too. The competition will be open from 14 March 2016 until 22 April 2016 and you… Read more »

Forum members at CELebrate2016 brainstormed on technology as a tool for inclusion

Following Professor Jane Searle’s excellent keynote address on “technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in classroom settings” at CELebrate2016, a discussion forum facilitated by the speaker provided an opportunity for participants to appraise how well BU was maximising technology to foster a more inclusive community of learners. The discussion revolved around two… Read more »

OCULUS RIFT – BU Research student Đỗ Thị Tuyết Ngân present her research at Service Excellence Conference

post by Đỗ Thị Tuyết Ngân, Mobile Game Developer and Research student at Bournemouth University, UK, and Dr Debbie Holley, Deputy Head, CEL As part of an augmented reality/ virtual world ‘Gallery of  Excellence’  at the BU Service Excellence Conference, NU Research student showcased her innovative work. below is her report. Recently, the term “Virtual… Read more »

Gaining the most from myBU

CEL ran one of its TEL workshops at Lansdowne yesterday which focused on gaining the most from myBU. The workshop centred around the attached mindmap which gives academics a view of the features and use of myBU. If you have a look at the mind map and see aspects of myBU that you would like… Read more »