Year: 2011

Get Ready to SCOF!

The SCOFS (Standardised, Customisable Online Feedback System) project was a Learning Development Project to develop a tool that would address the needs to give increasing amounts of feedback to students in shorter and shorter timescales. The SCOF tool is based around the creation of feedback schemes (the ‘Standardised’ part of the name) which can later…Continue Reading Get Ready to SCOF!

Digital Literacies JISC Workshop. Bristol 6th October 2011.

JISC Design Studio This was one of a series of JISC workshops rolled out across the UK this year ‘to support the development and implementation of institutional approaches to digital literacies across the entire workforce and including students’. It was expertly facilitated by Helen Beetham, Greg Benfield and Paul Bailey, who introduced us to a…Continue Reading Digital Literacies JISC Workshop. Bristol 6th October 2011.

Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students

I recently attended a SCHOMS run Spaces Design workshop held @ the University of Birmingham. The ‘Active Learning classroom pictures’ are seen below. This was run by Peter Jamieson who’s a celeb in the Spaces world! The end result was to assist in the development of a resource/work tool which will help when considering learning…Continue Reading Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students

Module evaluation discussions

City introduced a policy earlier this year where there will be a more formal mechanism for tying in student module evaluations to staff appraisals.   In some cases, Heads of Department (or their nominees) may wish to discuss the results of student evaluations with staff and so the LDC drafted some guidance to support this and to…Continue Reading Module evaluation discussions

CitySpace Switchoff Party

After 8 years of service to the University, CitySpace has been switched off.  This event was commemorated with the collection of obituary entries on this blog from staff and students and a small party. CitySpace, formerly known as City Online Learning, used the operating system WebCT Vista and was first used on courses at City…Continue Reading CitySpace Switchoff Party

10 Top Tips on using Your Teaching Pod

Based on staff feedback from the Pod Evaluation here are a few ideas on using the Pods in your teaching: Use the pods’ connection to the internet, projected display and audio to bring the outside world into teaching . For example you and your class can view relevant online content such as journal and news…Continue Reading 10 Top Tips on using Your Teaching Pod

Learning at City Journal

We launched a Learning at City Journal earlier in the year so staff could publish articles about their work related to learning and teaching. The journal will be published twice a year and is available on line with an ISSN number. If you have some work you have been doing and want to share this…Continue Reading Learning at City Journal

GradeMark from the Staff Perspective

I heard a great presentation from Cath Ellis from University of Huddersfield on introducing an e-submission policy and using Turnitin’s online marking tool GradeMark as part of the Maximising Turnitin session in June. Prior to using GradeMark, Cath felt that her feedback was inconsistent. For the first five essays she might have corrected a mistake…Continue Reading GradeMark from the Staff Perspective