Don’t be awed by enhanced access to administrative academic data – Look for pedagogic changes instead » Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Don’t be awed by enhanced access to administrative academic data – Look for pedagogic changes instead » Moving at the Speed of Creativity.

New Job!

First post for a while I’m afraid. Things have been very busy. Following the restructuring of the School of Media, Art and Design into three Divisions, I’ve been appointed as Head of the Media Division on an initial one year contract. Now, all of a sudden, I’ve got to think about whether I can blog … Continue reading

The first day of the rest of the year

The glorious 14th. A-Level results are out today and there’s the usual press coverage about standards. For us, it marks the start of Clearing. This isn’t such a massive operation as it once was – we now recruit most students through the normal UCAS route but there’s still a faint glow of excitement as we … Continue reading

YouTube – A Portal to Media Literacy

YouTube – A Portal to Media Literacy. Directly relevant to the Bridges CETL and our CRe8 Curriculum Review process.

All change…

The School of Media, Art and Design is no more! Academic Board approved a new structure yesterday. We’re reorganising into three smaller Divisions: Journalism and Communications, Media and Television, Art and Design. We’ll come under an umbrella Executive with Performing Arts and English. Restructuring can be a bad idea when it’s a substitute for doing stuff … Continue reading

The Personalisation Paradox

  This post was triggered by reading a discussion between Alan Cann from the University of Leicester and Neil Currant from the University of Bradford. I was interested as they were discussing PebblePad. This matters as the University of Bedfordshire is currently in the early stages of rolling out PebblePad. Prior to this we’ve been a mandatory Blackboard shop. The discussion seems to be … Continue reading

21st Century Skills Our Students Need » Moving at the Speed of Creativity

21st Century Skills Our Students Need » Moving at the Speed of Creativity Here’s a video post from Wesley Fryer. This is interesting as it is framed as the views of an employer on what skills students will require to function in the economic space. As Universities are increasingly driven by these requirements it should be worth … Continue reading