What do Professors do in the summer? This summer I was delighted to be invited to give a keynote at Liverpool Hope University;and was keen to get onto the interactive part of the session, where we would be trying out various augmented reality tools. So how to get across the policy background? The answer was… Read more » about Using Twitter to engage your conference audience
On Monday 16th July, Professor Debbie Holley will be giving a keynote at the 5th Blended Learning Symposium run by Liverpool Hope University. The keynote and all the other events can be followed on twitter #BLHope or we will be tweeting from @CEL_BU Below is the abstract for her talk, Developing and Mapping Student Digital literacy and… Read more » about Follow the 5th Liverpool Hope Blended Learning Symposium #BLHope: Prof Debbie Holley giving a keynote
Although not widely known Xerte Online Toolkits is a suite of browser based learning tools that have been available to all BU academic staff for roughly 3 years. They are currently used by a handful of lecturers. They are not included in BU’s TEL Toolkit but they can be accessed via https://xerte.bournemouth.ac.uk/ using your BU… Read more » about Why not give Xerte a try this semester?
==== please see below a message from JISC==== Dear colleagues, Digital skills are essential in today’s workplace, as there are few jobs that don’t require these skills, yet employers report a shortage of digital skills. It is therefore vital for teachers to expand the digital skills of their learners. Building on the highly successful Blended… Read more » about ‘Developing Digital Skills’ – new MOOC launching in October
The CEL team, led by Head of CEL Professor Gail Thomas and Dr Sue Eccles, CEL Research and Development lead, and supported by CEL members Dr Curie Scott (Programme Leader); Dr Jenny Hall (NMC lead); Professor Debbie Holley; Anne Quinney (Theme Leader for Creative Assessment and Feedback) as well as Academic Liaison Manager, librarian Emma… Read more » about CEL Success: Validation of MA Education Practice.
‘At its simplest, blended learning is the integration of classroom face-to-face learning experiences with online learning experiences.’ (Garrison and Kanuka 2004 p 96). Blended learning is a key pedagogy at BU and a core component in the TEL Toolkit. The topic of blended learning is expanding in both use and importance so it is vital… Read more » about Working through the blended learning module
The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more » about Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation
Bournemouth University have invested in a learning and teaching resource that encourages and supports tutors developing and delivering discipline based pedagogies enhanced by the use of technology. The welcome screen The highlights of the module include: Practical advice on how you can incorporate digital learning practices, regardless of your previous experience An overview, provided by… Read more » about Use this online resource to learn about blended learning
apologies for cross posting, but some colleagues may be interested The Blended Learning Consortium is a growing partnership of 61 Colleges who pay in £5K per annum for development of over 700 hours of high quality interactive learning objects “for the sector by the sector” At the conference you will have the opportunity… Read more » about An invitation to the first Blended Learning Consortium Conference. “Creativity, Collaboration, Community and Co-development” June 30th in Bromsgrove.
Apologies for cross posting Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium http://blc-fe.org taking place in Bromsgrove on June 30th . This conference “Creativity, Collaboration, Community and Co-development” is focused on the work of the BLC through which, presently, 54 Colleges are working together to co-develop high quality interactive blended learning resources… Read more » about Invitation to the first annual conference of the Blended Learning Consortium