Birmingham Digital Exchange (BDx)

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What is Birmingham Digital Exchange (BDx)?

Our Canvas module is LIVE! You can self-enrol at  https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/enroll/MGTTYL

Birmingham Digital Exchange (BDx) is an online and face-to-face conversation about the way digital technologies are changing our work, our professions, our disciplines and our learning and teaching, across the University of Birmingham. It is the product of a successful Educational Enhancement Fund bid led by Jean-Baptiste Cazier and David Parker, in partnership with the Academic Programmers’ Special Interest Group and the CAL Digital Education Team. 

The exchange began with the creation of a Canvas module containing dozens of short, lively videos by staff from across the university, all talking about the innovative uses of digital technologies, and associated ethical issues, in their disciplines or professions. During March and April there were also three live Webinars for in-depth discussion of some of the issues raised in the videos. The Webinars took place using Canvas Conferencing, and the recordings are available in the BDx Canvas module. More information can be found on the CAL blog (Birmingham Digital Exchange - Making your Voice Heard) and Birmingham Digital Exchange Webinars - Continuing the Conversation) and the Big Conversation blog,  Creating a Community Around Digital Through the Birmingham Digital Exchange, Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier.

BDx also featured at the HEFi19 Conference, with the CAL Digital Education team inviting conference participants to share their thoughts on the ways in which digital technologies are changing learning, teaching, research, and employment in their disciplines. 

The BDx conversation is ongoing. A further series of Webinars is currently being planned, which will include both staff and student presenters.

How to join the conversation

If you would like to join the conversation, we suggest you self-enroll on the BDx Canvas module and start by browsing the videos or watching the recordings of the Webinars. Once on the BDx Canvas module, you will also receive announcements about upcoming activities. 

If you would like to find out more about BDx, or if you would like to be a presenter in a future BDx video or Webinar, please contact the CAL Digital Education team at caldigitaleducation@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Previous Webinars (Season 1):

Week 1 (25-31 March 2019): Digital technologies and our disciplines

Webinar on Wed 27 March, 13:00-13:50  You can register to attend in person or online.

Panellists include: archaeologist Henry Chapman speaking about digital heritage, Erin Sullivan from the Shakespeare Institute on digital Shakespeare, psychologist Matthew Brett talking about “The Hacker Within”, and cognitive scientist Aaron Sloman talking about computers versus the human brain. 

To attend the webinar in person, please register at 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bdx-webinar-1-digital-technologies-and-our-disciplines-tickets-58705635135

To attend online https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/35654/pages/webinars

Week 2 (1 to 7 April 2019): Digital technologies and everyday ethical dilemmas

Webinar on Wed 3 April, 13:00-13:50 You can register to attend in person or online

Panellists include: Film expert Richard Langley talking about how technology changes propaganda, and Jeremy Kidwell from the Department of Theology and Religion talking about copyright, consent and privacy online.

To attend the webinar in person, please register at 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bdx-webinar-2-digital-technologies-and-everyday-ethical-dilemmas-tickets-58708967101

To attend online https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/35654/pages/webinars

Week 3 (8 to 14 April): Shaping our digital future

Webinar on Wed 10 April, 13:00-13:50 You can register to attend in person or online

Panellists include: Human geographer Jessica Pykett, talking about the future of education for urban geographers, Richard Langley from the Department of Film and Creative Writing talking about real and imagined futures for learning and teaching, and cognitive scientist Aaron Sloman discussing the implications of Deep Theory for university education.

To attend the webinar in person, please register at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bdx-webinar-3-shaping-our-digital-future-tickets-58712167674

To attend online https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/35654/pages/webinars