Thinking about digital transformation – report from HolonIQ Digital Transformation workshop

Photo of Susannah Quinsee presenting a slide about City's digital transformation 'hot topics'

Earlier this month, City hosted a workshop on digital transformation run by HolonIQ. The workshop was led by Maria Spies, Co-CEO and Meg Hamel, VP Education, both from HolonIQ and included participants from City and other UK higher education institutions. To set the scene for the workshop, Maria asked us to respond to a couple…Continue Reading Thinking about digital transformation – report from HolonIQ Digital Transformation workshop

Announcing our Big Hello winners! And more digital accessibility goodies

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To welcome our new and returning students at City, the DA team ran a short prize draw In September and October. Students were invited to complete the first course topic on our Introduction to Accessibility Moodle module and share some feedback on their impressions. Provided they did the above, they were entered into a prize…Continue Reading Announcing our Big Hello winners! And more digital accessibility goodies

CREATe Evidence Conference – reforming copyright through evidence

A few weeks ago I went to the University of Glasgow to a 2 day conference organised by CREATe who are the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre. I was invited to attend the Copyright Evidence Conference and contribute to the event based on my expertise related to copyright and online learning. CREATe are an…Continue Reading CREATe Evidence Conference – reforming copyright through evidence

Podcasting, not Lecturing

Screenshot of closing slide from The City Law School's Law and Society Podcast presentation at Research in Distance Education conference in 2021. Features closing credits, an image of a microphone and photos of the two academic presenters of the podcast - Drs Adrienne Yong and Sabrina Germain.

In the partly socially distanced world of 2021 and like many other teaching practitioners across the globe, Drs Sabrina Germain and Adrienne Yong from the City Law School took the opportunity to reflect on how they were going to approach a module they were co-teaching, the socio-legal module on Law, Rights, and Context. The result…Continue Reading Podcasting, not Lecturing

From the Archive: Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

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From the DA team: this blog was originally published on 21 June 2022 and last updated on 27 October 2022. What are alternative formats on Anthology Ally? Anthology Ally is an online tool on your Moodle modules. It offers an alternative formats tool that you can use to change the format of Moodle resources, such…Continue Reading From the Archive: Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

Vacancy – Educational Technologist

Educational Technologist City, University of London Permanent Salary: £39,745 to £46,047 Closing date: Sunday 6th November 2022, 11:59pm View job description City seeks to recruit an Educational Technologist as part of Digital Education in the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Directorate. LEaD is a multiskilled service that supports, develops, and influences education at City, University of London….Continue Reading Vacancy – Educational Technologist

Webinar: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all | Oct 27th 12.00-13.00

  How do you make decisions in your daily life and in your professional life when deciding who and what to trust? Are you worried about the increasing amount of fake news and misinformation circulating online? If you teach others, how do you  support your students to critical analyse and evaluate the content they find…Continue Reading Webinar: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all | Oct 27th 12.00-13.00

Start the year right: accessible and inclusive practice workshops on offer

From pedagogical behaviourally focused teaching to document remediation and alternatives to time-based media, LEaD’s Digital Education Team regularly run workshops on developing accessible and inclusive practices. It’s incredible that we are only two years into our digital accessibility project. It has kept us so busy it feels like a lot longer, in a good way….Continue Reading Start the year right: accessible and inclusive practice workshops on offer

Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

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Blogging guest from the LSE Towards the end of the last academic year, we were delighted to welcome Michael Taster, the Managing Editor of the LSE Impact Blog to our blog writing group. Michael shared some fascinating insights into how to run a high profile academic blog, how to find new content for the blog…Continue Reading Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

3 things you can do to help dyslexic people

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Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing, and spelling. It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing (NHS, 2022)   It’s estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia….Continue Reading 3 things you can do to help dyslexic people