TEL

TEL toolkit drop-in sessions: 7 & 11 Jan 16

A reminder that, as part of the Vision4Learning Project, we are developing the TEL Toolkit to support and encourage our academics to consider different tools and techniques to support the learning for our students. The project team are now modelling the TEL Toolkit and will be using the next V4L Drop In Sessions to welcome… Read more »

TEL Toolkit drop in sessions – 7th and 11th of January

As part of the Vision4Learning Project we are developing the TEL Toolkit to support and encourage our academics to consider different tools and techniques to support the learning for our students. The project team are now modelling the TEL Toolkit and will be using the next V4L Drop In Sessions to welcome as much feedback… Read more »

TEL Toolkit: Presentation equipment

BU’s IT Services has introduced a new and convenient way of showing presentations using BU’s – or your own – devices without wires or adaptors. This new installation is part of the wider Audio Visual Refresh Project, which has seen equipment in teaching spaces and meeting rooms across the university being replaced with the most… Read more »

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

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Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on #MobilePhones buff.ly/1LQksrm By Rhea Kelly 11/19/15 The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS…. Read more »

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more »

The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

JISC have revisited their excellent guide to mobile learning – new case studies, videos and lots more… Extract from Guide: “Mobile learning can be many things to different groups of people. Superficially, it appears from the outside to be learning via mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Certainly, these are important… Read more »

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) release of latest OER report (thanks to Cable Green)

Greetings OER Friends: In case you missed this good news… The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its latest OER report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) OECD post re-tweet CC post re-tweet Creative Commons (CC) is also pleased to see OECD using a CC license… Read more »

TEL Toolkit: Mentimeter

I have been looking for an online tool to enable students equipped with a smartphone to provide feedback during lectures.  As many students have a device that can connect to the internet, using such a tool can help to improve engagement and can provide useful feedback and information. One such tool is called Mentimeter (www.mentimeter.com). … Read more »