The University of Edinburgh has created an open access resource to develop digital knowledge. It could be useful for staff and for students who wish to extend their digital skills. Anyone can engage with it by simply dipping in and exploring the 23 topics in any order at any pace, or by following it as… Read more » about 23 Things for Digital Knowledge
Curtesy of Digital Bodies here is their top ten VR and AR articles of 2018. Stand alone VR headsets arrive. The shifting AR VR market. Top ten Augmented Reality quotes. AI in Mixed Reality Environments. A stunning AR art exhibition. Coming developments in VR headsets. Accesability developments. A captivating AR storytelling experience. VR in healthcare…. Read more » about Top ten VR and AR articles for 2018 from Digital Bodies
Many of us use January as the start of the year to get ourselves off to productive start and try introducing new habits. We start exercising, go on that diet we’ve been putting off or cut out alcohol. BU’s Carnival University spent January 2018 trying new things. We first tried a new project management tool… Read more » about Did you have a ‘try January’?
Accessibility with iPad Wednesday 15th November 2017 | National Space Centre, Leicester Join us for an extensive look at the built in accessibility features of the iPad, useful SEND Apps and how they can be used in the classroom. Why attend? The iPad has many built in accessibility features and we aim to explore these… Read more » about You’re invited to Accessibility with iPad – 15th November at The National Space Centre, Leicester
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?
Students want staff to be better with digital and not make assumptions about their skills, according to the 2017 JISC Digital Student Tracker survey. While students surveyed reported that they do not place great importance on technology to help with their understanding or independence in their learning, the report did highlight that the findings could… Read more » about JISC Digital Student Tracker Survey raises questions
BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more » about BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)
We are undertaking research into staff digital literacy at BU. If you can spare 15 minutes to complete the digital skills self-assessment online questionnaire, it would be very helpful because your time would provide us with much needed primary data. In addition to assisting CEL, completing the questionnaire can help you to gain a better understanding… Read more » about Please help us with research into staff digital literacy
Some staff who have completed this online questionnaire have commented that they found it useful to confirm how much they did know and also to identify pedagogic areas and TEL Tools which they had heard of but realised they did not know well. This acted as a prompt to use the TEL Toolkit to learn… Read more » about What did you learn from the digital skills self-assessment?
Over the next 5 months, CEL is piloting a project in which BU students help BU staff to develop their digital skills, knowledge and confidence. Our pilot follows similar projects at other HEIs that have been both welcomed by staff and successful in helping staff. This help and support can be provided on a one-to-one… Read more » about Developing your digital skills with the help of students