The Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)

HEFi’s mission is to support staff to deliver innovative and inclusive research-intensive teaching. The aim is to optimise student learning and prepare students for their futures. HEFi is open-access to facilitate shared learning with and from colleagues across the higher education sector.

Conference 20 Web

The Call for Proposals for HEFi20 conference is now OPEN. We welcome submissions of proposals for short papers or poster presentations to using this form by 28th Feb 2020.




Learn more about this week's MicroCPD: Development of Blended Learning for Degree Apprenticeships

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MicroCPD: Assess your Academic English

Richard Nickalls from the BIA talks about how international students can receive immediate support for their academic English and receive signposting to the various services available, through Canvas.

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MicroCPD: Curriculum Futures

Danielle Hinton discusses whether our traditional approach to curriculum design is fit for purpose, and advocates for robust evidence-based learning designs.

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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"

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