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 »
Stress has been dubbed the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and technology is often cited as one of the major contributors to the stressors of modern life. But, at the same time, tech is becoming part of the solution. In this article Sol Rogers of Consumer Tech from Forbes,… Read more »
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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and the BU Women’s Academic Network co-produced a ‘Women in technology’ and ‘Uncelebrated Women’ event, offered to staff and students across BU. The first workshop, Coding and Learning was led by the inspirational Dr Carina Buckley, Instructional Design Manager at Solent Learning… Read more »
After seeing a demonstration of this App at the BETT in January, I thought this would warrant further investigation. The Qlone (pronounced Clone) App for iPads and iPhones from EyeCue turns the device’s camera into a 3D scanner. The App is free to download and use but has in App purchases for some formats when… Read more »
Held over four days at the Excel Centre in London, BETT showcases the education, technology landscape with 800 +leading companies, 103 Ed tech startups and over 34,000 attendees. In other words, it’s big and it’s busy. Day One was attended by John Moran, Jenna Giles-Bodilly and David Hunt from CEL. Although there are a wide… Read more »
The Open University has released its Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report which covers the following themes. Playful learning Learning with robots Decolonising learning Drone-based learning Learning through wonder Action learning Virtual studios Place-based learning Making thinking visible Roots of Empathy Themes from previous reports Read and download the report here. http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/
As you will no doubt be aware, there has been a programme of updates for BU teaching spaces where new hardware has been installed and PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10. Find out which browsers are recommended for overall best compatibility with most websites, including Brightspace and other BU TEL systems.
Brightspace units for 2018/19 are now live – click here to find out what steps you need to take to prepare your units.
BU has been collaborating with Brightspace and other European universities to improve the experience of using Turnitin with Brightspace. Here are some of the big changes for the forthcoming academic year.