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
Do you want to develop your confidence in technology enhanced learning? Been wanting to add a little bit of something extra to your classes? Just need some space to learn a new skill or have time to reflect and think? If so, we have just the solution for YOU! Next month sees the start of the PG… Read more » about Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself as your new theme leader for Technology Enhanced Learning. My name is Ann Luce, and I’m a Principal Academic from the School of Journalism, English and Communication in the Faculty of Media and Communication. I’ve been teaching in higher education for over a decade now, and before… Read more » about Meet your new TEL Theme Leader: Dr. Ann Luce
During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more » about Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom
We are pleased to announce a special technology enhanced learning edition of Compass, Journal of Learning and Teaching. This special issue connects central topics to technology enhanced learning to practice and we invite papers from a wide range of areas that focus on practice, including, but not limited to innovative teaching and assessment, learning design,… Read more » about University of Greenwich: Call for Papers: Special Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) edition
In January we got a new cat. As a result of having night time feline visitors we decided to invest in a cat flap which scans the cat’s microchip and allows it to enter the house. Just as you check out your goods in the supermarket the cat can check in! I was unsure to… Read more » about Not just for pets – could there be a place for microchips in the University of the future?
As some of you know, CEL staff run writing bootcamps for PGR students interested in applying for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through TeachBU. This is part of CEL’s training provision for PhD students who engage in teaching during their doctoral studies, following up from the Introduction to Education Practice course. We run… Read more » about Lecture streaming using Panopto: three tips for your sessions
Colleagues, please see below to register – enjoy! Debbie It’s that time of the year again and the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’ course is back for a third year. To register this year, please see https://the12appsofchristmas2016.wordpress.com/ This year, the course is a collaborative effort. Educators from Ireland, UK and America… Read more » about Return of the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’
Thank you to Chris Fowler for sharing We’re pleased to share with you the latest addition to our Research and Development series which focuses on examining how strategic change initiatives and the embedding of technological developments in institutions may enhance students’ experience of higher education. One specific strategic change-focused initiative was central to our examination… Read more » about Leading technology-enhanced learning online toolkit
With its vast agile space, glass-fronted seminar rooms and buzzing collaborative zones, BU’s new Fusion Building offers the perfect opportunity to reimagine learning scenarios – both inside the new walls and elsewhere on our campuses.The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is supporting staff to ‘try something different’ and inspire our students through innovative learning. There… Read more » about Try something different