On Wednesday 9 November 2011, seven undergraduate students came together for an innovative two-hour afternoon workshop facilitated by Dr Miguel Mera, Dr Ian Pace, and myself (Dr Christopher Wiley) to discuss various issues related to delivery of feedback on the Centre’s BMus programme. While activities of this nature have been undertaken within individual academic modules…Continue Reading Workshop on Assessment Feedback: Centre for Music Studies
Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces
The high level engagement of students with faculty members was one of the most exciting and important aspects of the recent Learning Space Design Forum. We first gained in depth and insightful views from students interviewed by Rae Karimjee, and four students went on to participate in the event. It is clear that City students…Continue Reading Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces
Coaching- a new vehicle for education?
Kathryn Waddington from the School of Health Sciences has been using coaching as a pedagogical technique in the delivery of her masters level module in leadership. Kathryn’s approach to coaching is influenced by her experience of helping professionals gain insights from systems and psychodynamic theory in order to better understand their own experiences in the…Continue Reading Coaching- a new vehicle for education?
Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces
LDC in consultation with the Learning Spaces Group(LSG) has recently had a Business Case approved to review rooms that are under-utilised within the campus. The LDC will be leading on redesigning a number of rooms in College Building, Northampton Square Campus to create spaces for students and staff which promote active and highly interactive learning…Continue Reading Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces
A day in the life of a Teaching Pod
Its been an interesting journey for the Pod. It all started way back in 2006 when a Classroom Experience initiative brought in over £1.4M to purchase over 80 Pods for the Northampton Square campus! Over the years, these pods became problematic and a number of issues were being reported through the Classroom Experience Steering Group. …Continue Reading A day in the life of a Teaching Pod
Shareville: An alternative to second life?
Birmingham City University have created their own virtual enivronment called SHAREVILLE. “The acronym SHAREVILLE required almost as much thought as the concept itself – Shareable Holistic Assets and Resources Existing in a Virtual Interactive Lifelong Learning Environment! This virtual town is an online immersive environment comprising of 360 degree panoramas and 3D resources that students…Continue Reading Shareville: An alternative to second life?
Participating in the Second JISC webinar on Curriculum Development
I’m the City University Learning Development Associate with specific responsibility for curriculum development. City is actively involved in curriculum development with Predict: part of a national JISC project. Taking part in the second JISC Webinar on Curriculum Design: Nov 2nd 2011, was an opportunity to find out what 31 colleagues are concerned about nationally and…Continue Reading Participating in the Second JISC webinar on Curriculum Development
STARS conference 16th November 2011
Stars conference 16-11-11 This conference was organised to give training to the programme reps and give an opportunity for feedback. The day was introduced by Amish Patel student union vice president, which was followed by a short speech by the VC Professor Paul Curran. He emphasised the importance of the programme rep role in…Continue Reading STARS conference 16th November 2011
Using Adobe Presenter to support CPD
E-learning: An alternative delivery method for clinical risk training in addictions services. In 2010 East London NHS Foundation Trust commissionedCityUniversityto deliver a project focussing upon assessing risk assessment within Addiction services. The addictions directorate felt there was an identified need within the service to build upon the already significant training offered by the Trust…Continue Reading Using Adobe Presenter to support CPD
A fresh take on the classroom clickers (aka ‘PRS’)
Just yesterday I attended and presented at the first European Turning Technologies User Conference at the University of Surrey. Turning Technologies are the US-based manufacturers of the classroom clickers / PRS that we use here at City. The keynote for the day was none other than Harvard Professor Eric Mazur, developer of the ‘Peer Instruction’…Continue Reading A fresh take on the classroom clickers (aka ‘PRS’)