Last July, I had the pleasure of presenting at the BILT conference ‘Tales from the digital classroom’1. It was a great event with some fantastic presentations and a broad range ...
Dr Jonathan Floyd’s recent presentation to Education Committee impressed the University’s education enthusiasts so much that a request was passed to me to get in touch and share what he ...
Details the Creative Futures open unit which explores futures studies from radically different perspectives: how designers and leaders create visions for the future and how these visions help shape more ...
We recently published a blog by Imogen Andrews, Chair of the Disability Network, on her reflections on the learning experience of students with disabilities. We wanted to follow this up ...
When reading through the Bristol Teaching Award nominations, I was struck by the number of students that mentioned how helpful their lecturers’ use of props had been. Bringing props into ...
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Francesco Fornetti, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been shortlisted for the Inspiring and Innovative Teaching Award for the Faculty of Engineering, with multiple ...
Alison shares her experience of helping set up a journal club with her students during lockdown, which led to her being nominated for a Bristol Teaching Award. ...
I'll admit it's not the most exciting blog title in the world, but this post contains information guaranteed to spice up your seminars, get tongues wagging in tutorials and send ...
When you look back at your time in university, what is it you remember most? You have probably merged a lot of the lectures and seminars into a blurry montage ...
James Norman, Associate Professor in Sustainable Design, Department of Civil Engineering. It is 14:16 on Friday afternoon of week 24. The large pile of marking has moved off the horizon ...
Isabel Hopwood is Research Associate with BILT, working on the TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment) and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes. She is particularly interested in formative assessment and ...
This case study looks at the experience of 50 second year Physical Geographers on the Research Methods unit who went out in teams to work with local park groups looking ...
The creation of a free online course on Future Learn ‘Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship’ that will be part of the Bristol Futures portfolio. ...
Discussing the redesign of the third-year optional psychology unit on ‘Drug Use and Addiction’ online, where they take the opportunity to completely overhaul the course and update pedagogy. ...
A few months ago, I wrote a blogpost on urban spaces and the concept of the civic university. This topic is now reconsidered in the context a pandemic-affected world and ...
We've established a network of Digital Champions to support you in the transition to blended education. There are Digital Champions in each school and can support you: By contributing their ...
In these ‘unprecedented times’ (yes, I said it) one thing at least is certain...like it or loath it, online teaching is here to stay. This ‘new normal’ requires us as ...
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Adding game design and mechanics to your online content can make it more engaging, motivational and enjoyable. Online educational content is competing with social and entertainment content, and so now ...
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Chinese higher education institutions are ahead of the rest of the world in adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic, testing new approaches and technologies to identify the best ways to help ...
1. Start with an activity. Engage students from the beginning by asking them to write a question they’d like to be answered during the session, drawing a picture of their ...
James details ways of giving feedback in an authentic context - I have been dwelling on the idea of Authentic Learning for a very long time now, probably as far ...
With Christmas over, I’ve been looking over my timetable to see what the next teaching block has in store for me, and there’s now a conspicuous absence on a Tuesday ...
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A few weeks ago I was asked to give a 5 minute presentation on ‘The Office’. I have re-recorded here. Whether you are new to The Office or have followed ...
'And that's a wrap...' “I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just think And my eyes don't move left or right they just blink” I thought I’d start ...