Year: 2013

Media and Learning Conference, Brussels, December 2013

  In early December I attended the Media and Learning Conference 2013, held in Brussels at the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming or Flemish Ministry for Education. On reflection, this was an enjoyable but predictable conference which left me with the impression that there is in Europe the same enthusiasm for developing multimedia in…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference, Brussels, December 2013

THE award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development Shortlisting

LDC was shortlisted for the THE award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development.  This was in recognition of the impact of an in-house version of the Collaborative Leadership Programme based on the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Future Leaders programme. The course was facilitated by leadership professionals, Susan Chadwyck and Dr Linda Carter.  Thirteen participants…Continue Reading THE award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development Shortlisting

Walking and learning

Walking and learning is an educational technique and tool for discovery and reflection that we have been keen to explore.  This month we took a day out to walk and learn in central London with these three main objectives: Build resilience as change managers and leaders Explore walking and learning as an educational practice Discover…Continue Reading Walking and learning

ECER Conference 2013

The ECER (European Conference for Educational Research) is the annual research conference of the European Research Association (ERA), and it takes place in a different European city each year. It is a very well regarded conference, and also one of the largest educational conferences, attracting approximately 3,000 delegates each year. I have attended this conference…Continue Reading ECER Conference 2013

Sofas in Lecture Theatres, a good idea???

In my new role of Learning Spaces lead for the LDC, my first task was to join members of the properties and facilities department on a visit last week to Loughborough University to take a look first hand at their innovative lecture spaces.  The estates department is currently redeveloping the City University campus, and a…Continue Reading Sofas in Lecture Theatres, a good idea???

Applying a flipped learning model

I attended a Learning and Skills Group webinar on flipped learning for effective blended learning on 7th November 2013. The presenter, Joanna Kori from Tata Interactive Systems presented on using a flipped learning model to design a blended learning course for an accelerated leadership learning programme. What is flipped learning? As the image above illustrates…Continue Reading Applying a flipped learning model

ICERI Conference report

ICERI (International Conference on Education Research and Innovation.) Seville November 19th and 20th 2013 As part of the dissemination activity for our learning development project funded by the LDC  the three researchers on the project, Karen Rawlings- Anderson, Natasa Perovic and Neal Sumner attended this conference in Seville to present some of our findings to…Continue Reading ICERI Conference report

SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

This blog post is designed to compliment the session – “Inspiring Practice at your Institution”, at the Changing the Learning Landscape event in London on 26th November 2013 in London. On the day a range of City staff will deliver short presentations about their participation and role in a particularly busy year at City, where…Continue Reading SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

Unpicking the Gordian Knot of Change

Change? Change is difficult. Change is messy. Change, it can seem, never lasts. If you are enmeshed in trying to bring about change, it can feel like a constant challenge to unpick the Gordian Knot. There are innumerable methods to manage change, but even when following those formulae it’s often that it feels like the…Continue Reading Unpicking the Gordian Knot of Change

Learning Analytics

I recently participated in a  ELESIG symposium on Learner Analytics. An extended introduction of learning analytics and its uses both for educators and learners has already been covered by my fellow colleagues in his previous post. This symposium enabled delegates to adopt a critical stance to the ways in which the analytics was managed and…Continue Reading Learning Analytics