With the recent founding of the University Personal Response System (PRS) Steering Group, co-chaired by Dr Siân Lindsay and Farzana Latif, this would seem to be an opportune time to profile one of the innovative approaches implemented within the University in using PRS technology for formative assessment. Dr Byki Huntjens and Dr Steve Gruppetta are…Continue Reading Use of the Personal Response System for Formative Assessment in Optometry: Dr Byki Huntjens and Dr Steve Gruppetta
A Case Study of Interim Assessment in SEMS: Mary Aylmer
Mary Aylmer is a visiting lecturer in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (SEMS), teaching the CAD part of the module CV1407 IT skills, Communication, and CAD. She has developed an assessment pattern in which students produce five pieces of CAD coursework, each of which involves completing engineering drawings. There are two interim submissions…Continue Reading A Case Study of Interim Assessment in SEMS: Mary Aylmer
Learning Space Design at City, what students really want
In a very recent report from the Students Union to Senate, one of the 5 student community themes put forward concerned Learning and Social spaces that reflect the value City places on quality education, interaction and collaboration. “Students expect facilities which are fit for purpose, welcoming, comfortable and focused on their needs. We would like…Continue Reading Learning Space Design at City, what students really want
Powerpoints are not the only Route
I was very surprised to be contacted recently by an experienced lecturer who seemed flustered at being asked to present at a professional body event. This was someone who lectures a lot at the university and even at professional conferences. But they had been given four constraints by the organisers for the 15 minute session:…Continue Reading Powerpoints are not the only Route
Top Tips for Filming from the MILL.
The MILL (Media and Innovation Learning Lab) have been running Final Cut Pro training for staff for a number of years now and has recently introduced a new iMovie course. As part of these courses we integrate some top tips for attendees to consider whilst filming or taking shots and here they are……Continue Reading Top Tips for Filming from the MILL.
Student Moodle Hub
Following on from the only partially succesful development of a staff Moodle communication space, an equivalent has now been developed for the Mental Health Students in the School of Health Sciences. The devlopment followed on from the student common room space developed by the School of Arts and Social Sciences, so thank-you to Kate and…Continue Reading Student Moodle Hub
Using Debate as a Teaching Format
Three years ago at a City University Creativity Workshop I met Kirsten Hardie who teaches Design at Arts University College of Bournemouth. She told me about a method she had invented called “On Trial.” By coincidence, in working with a group of City teachers recently, they quite unprompted suggested the use of a debate format…Continue Reading Using Debate as a Teaching Format