Another successful bid: OpenLine

Congratulations to George Roberts who has brought together a team to bid successfully for funding to develop and pilot a fully online version of First Steps into Teaching as an open online course. The OpenLine...

iPad Project Launched

Our little HEA Teaching Development Grant Project group met today for the first working meeting after the grant was awarded. The project is called “Internationalisation and Promoting Assessment Diversity (IPAD)”. Mary Deane is the...

BeJLT: Engaging with graduate attributes

Apologies to those of you who have been looking for the Semester One issue of BeJLT. We are having some problems with our server. Here is the editorial to give you a sneak preview...

Improving teaching spaces at Brookes

OCSLD is looking to start a small project with Estates and Facilities Management to improve classroom teaching spaces. We are hoping to work with some lecturers and students who use the same teaching rooms...

Directorates Away Day

The Directorates Away day in January brought the management teams from the Directorates together to discuss the implications of the university’s priorities on our work. The overall plan is to reduce the numbers of...

Relaxing about open educational resources

Today George Roberts and colleagues submitted a bid (OpenLine-vFinal) to the joint Higher Education Academy/JISC call for Open Educational Resources (OER) to support lecturer development such as our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher...

Planning for retirement online

I’m pleased to see this use of an online resource by Human Resources to support retirement planning. We are looking at online resources to supplement other HR staff development for Brookes and welcome your...

IPAD project funded

We end the semester with good news that Mary Deane has been successful in her bid for £30,000 to the Higher Education Academy Teaching Development Grants Fund for the IPAD project: Internationalisation and Promoting...

Trial and error as a strategic planning tool

Tim Harford: trial, error and the God complex In this TED Talk, Tim Harford explains how ‘the God Complex’ can lead to failure. The God complex is an overwhelming belief that you have a...