Creating a community around digital through the Birmingham Digital Exchange – Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Birmingham Digital Exchange (BDx) is an ongoing conversation about digital technologies in our work, our disciplines and our learning and teaching, across the University of Birmingham. It is the product of a successful Educational Enhancement Fund bid, the brainchild of Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier (Director of the Centre for Computational Biology) and Professor David Parker (Professor of … Continue reading “Creating a community around digital through the Birmingham Digital Exchange – Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier”

Education 4.0: Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education – Joe Berry

Education 4.0 is the term given to a nexus of new and pervasive technologies that is predicted to impact higher education in many ways. Robotics, mixed reality, and hyper connectivity all have a part to play, but it is artificial intelligence, fed by big data and machine learning, that has gained the most headlines. Bolton … Continue reading “Education 4.0: Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education – Joe Berry”

MöbiusLab – Thomas Murphy

Various forms of automated assessment including the familiar MCQs are available through systems such as Canvas and are used daily across the STEM subjects. Up to 40% of assessed work in a given year of a STEM degree is laboratory based, and existing automated assessment systems require correct answers to be pre-determined and therefore can’t … Continue reading “MöbiusLab – Thomas Murphy”

What part can data play in design for learning and teaching? – Adam Matthews (Educational Enterprise)

The HEFi19 conference looks to the 4th industrial revolution and how the development of artificial intelligence and automation continues to take advantage of big data to change not only higher education but also graduate employment. What implications does this have for learning and teaching in higher education? The options are endless and how these current … Continue reading “What part can data play in design for learning and teaching? – Adam Matthews (Educational Enterprise)”

Learning and teaching in a digitally connected world: Connectivism – Adam Matthews (External Relations)

In a digital world, information is everywhere, in a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. The HEFi19 conference looks to the 4th Industrial Revolution and how the development of artificial intelligence and automation continues to take advantage of big data to change … Continue reading “Learning and teaching in a digitally connected world: Connectivism – Adam Matthews (External Relations)”

How can you make your digital learning resources more accessible and inclusive? Ian Wells (Educational Enterprise)

Has a student approached you and asked why you were making it difficult for them to read your digital learning resources? It happened to me a few years ago, working as an E-learning Designer and Developer. The contact came by way of a telephone call to my desk after a particularly stressful week completing the … Continue reading “How can you make your digital learning resources more accessible and inclusive? Ian Wells (Educational Enterprise)”

Innovating Pedagogy 2019

Innovating Pedagogy 2019, is the latest in a series of annual reports by the Open University, which attempt to explore novel approaches to education which have the potential to transform learning and teaching. You can find a MicroCPD on this topic, here. And you can add your own thoughts on the report below. Previous editions … Continue reading “Innovating Pedagogy 2019”

The Big Conversation 2019

Research-intensive learning, teaching and curriculum at the University of Birmingham: Designing a model fit for the future The Big Conversation 2019 is a platform for staff, students, alumni and guests to share practices and debate ideas. More importantly, we need to settle on some principles and actions that will define our education offer for the … Continue reading “The Big Conversation 2019”

Let’s talk about inequalities, inclusion and belonging – by Prof. Kathy Armour, PVC Education

In order to open the Big Conversation 2019, I thought it would be helpful to consider the issue of inequalities. While it is difficult to prioritise any one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the challenge to reduce inequalities is particularly pertinent. In our University, we can see inequalities in action because we have … Continue reading “Let’s talk about inequalities, inclusion and belonging – by Prof. Kathy Armour, PVC Education”

Jisc Digital Capabilities Community of Practice Event – by Melanie Leggatt (HEFi)

On the 22 May some of us attended Jisc’s Digital Capabilities Community of Practice event at Leicester. It was a day very well spent. The discussions touched on the many and varied interlinked means by which ‘digital’ finds its way into every aspect of further and higher education; how academic and Professional Services staff can … Continue reading “Jisc Digital Capabilities Community of Practice Event – by Melanie Leggatt (HEFi)”