Included in the August newsletter:

  • The LDC’s Professional Development Open Evening
  • Learning at City Journal – call for abstracts
  • Learning at City Conference 2013 – Catch-up & YouTube channel
  • Moodle 2 – Educational Vignettes
  • E-Learning Special interest group – Summer Symposium review
  • ICICTE technology innovations conference – Review

The LDC’s Professional Development – Open Evening – Thursday 5th September 2013

The Learning Development Centre provides a huge range of professional development opportunities for staff at the University. Whether it’s preparing PhD students to teach their first classes, keeping experienced lecturers up to date with the latest educational technologies and how to get the best out of them, or guiding Programme Directors as they undertake detailed research into Higher Education issues.

If you can’t commit to a full programme but would still like to learn more about a particular subject, you can sign up for one of our MA modules on a flexible, stand-alone basis. We have modules on a range of topics such as:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Technology Enabled Academic Practice
  • Research Supervision

The above modules are just some of those you can take individually or you can undertake a series to achieve an award such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

To find out more please come to our Open Evening from 16:00 on September Thurs 5th, at our offices in Goswell Place. Staff from the LDC will be on hand to answer your questions and talk over options for taking your career on to the next step, while also enhancing the standards of education at City University London.

If you wish to attend, please fill in this short registration form

Learning at City Journal

The next edition of the Learning at City Journal will be published in December so if you have any Education activities around improving your student experience you wish to share with others across the University or you provided a workshop or paper at the Learning at City conference in June please write an article for the journal. These need to be submitted to Pam Parker via e-mail P.M.Parker@city.ac.uk by Friday 20th September so they can be peer reviewed prior to publication.

Learning at City Journal 

Learning at City Conference – Catch up

Following on from the success of the Learning at City Conference held in June this year a selection of slides and videos from the conference are available on the LDC webpages and on our Youtube channel.

The catch-up pages give those people who attended the conference an opportunity to re-visit the sessions they attended on the day and also gives those who were unable to attend a chance to catch up on the innovative and creative discussions and sessions that took place.

We hope you enjoy catching up with the conference on our webpages.

Moodle 2 – Educational Vignettes

The LDC blended learning team have been busy updating staff with all the new features on Moodle 2. They have also produced a new guidance site for staff which you can access here: www.city.ac.uk/edtechhelp/staff

If you require a training session on using moodle 2 please contact your school Educational Technologists.

You can read a selection of vignettes giving tips and tricks for using Moodle 2 over on the Educational Vignettes blog.

ELESIG summer symposium

Rae Bowdler from our Blended Learning team played host to The Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) Symposium which took place at City University on 28th June. This one day symposium explored  learners’ experiences of innovative flipped and open online curricula with a keynote speech being broadcast live from the University of Queensland.

You can read all about the day on Rae’s blog post here

ICICTE technology innovations conference

Two of the LDC team presented at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education in Crete in July. The themes of the conference ranged from procedures and techniques to tools for creating 21st century learning environments.

Olivia Fox and Neal Sumner presented a paper detailing the findings of a case-study on the role of Learning Technologists at City University. They also attended some interesting and informative sessions and workshops whilst at the conference including sessions on Turning Technologies Response Technology clickers, managing change when introducing and embedding ICT in HE and  a keynote addressing how distance education has evolved with technological innovations.

You can read Olivia’s blog about her trip here.

 Dates for your diary:

Thursday September 5th 2013 – Professional Development Open Evening

Friday 20th September 2013 – Deadline for Learning at City Journal submissions

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