Year: 2011

CitySpace Obituary: Dilip Parmar

Dilip Parmer is Learning Support Officer at Cass Business School They say you never forget your first love and I shall never forget my first e-learning ‘experience’ which happened to be Cityspace. Like a fumbling teenager, I unclipped the gradebook and uncovered a whole new world of weighted gradings and datatypes. I was in heaven….Continue Reading CitySpace Obituary: Dilip Parmar

CitySpace Obituary

Member of staff, School of Informatics Memories and conversations I have had: in Haiku form and other dialogue snippets. Crashed on sign-in Java update? Again? What the…? Can’t use back button Patch ruins tools Call BlackBoard. Am then told: “You are teaching wrong” Staff whine constantly As if I am responsible for this travesty  “I…Continue Reading CitySpace Obituary

CitySpace Obituary: Monika Eady

Monika Eady is Computer Services Manager at City Law School (CLS) I have been involved with CitySpace (WebCT) throughout. Before it was introduced I used to upload student materials on the website every Friday afternoon. Initially I continued to do so with the new tool, but over the years the academic staff got the hang…Continue Reading CitySpace Obituary: Monika Eady

The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University

A first ever GM City webinar was held in July and there were 13  participants online. This session consisted of the following: Introduction by me A student perspective on Inductions by Amish Patel( now  ex- President of the Student Union) A City case study Sara Jones from Masters in Innovation, Creativity & Leadership An overview…Continue Reading The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University

CitySpace Obituary: Matthew Eanor

Matthew Eanor, former member of staff, Learning Development Centre Ah, CitySpace – such fond memories I have of you. I remember how much of my time you ate up as I tried to fit our esoteric undergrad and postgrad programme structures into your inflexible module system. I remember the annual processions of students we had…Continue Reading CitySpace Obituary: Matthew Eanor

Cityspace obituary: Susannah Quinsee

There are so many memories of Cityspace and the early days, so here are my top ten “highlights” – some of them I have tried to bury in the depths of my memory but alas they have all come flooding back…. 1. As part of the installation City had a week of consultancy with some…Continue Reading Cityspace obituary: Susannah Quinsee

EDEN Conference Report

Neal and Olivia attended the Eden conference, held at University College Dublin 19-22 June, to present a paper entitled Building and Sustaining a Learning Community for Professional Educators in a Web 2.0 world. This paper, which reported on our experiences of developing and teaching the 30 credit Technology Enabled Academic Practice module on the LDC’s…Continue Reading EDEN Conference Report


PREDICT, which stands for ‘Promoting Realistic Engaging Discussions in Curriculum Teams) is a JISC funded project within the Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design Programme. The project focus is to develop a new curriculum design process that is efficient, flexible, focuses on enhancing educational development and the student experience and, is supported with responsive technology to…Continue Reading PREDICT Project

CitySpace Obituary: Peter Kogan

Peter Kogan, Work-based Learning Advisor, School of Informatics I’d never used a VLE before I joined City in 2004, so CitySpace was my first…VLE. I thought it was amazing in many ways, but mainly in that its accessibility and usability were infinitely superior to the SPIN (spreadsheet + Post-It Note) systems I had used in…Continue Reading CitySpace Obituary: Peter Kogan