Year: 2014

Graham Gibbs – ’53 Powerful Ideas All Teachers Should Know About’

Graham Gibbs has started to publish a weekly Blog on the SEDA website focused on his 53 powerful ideas all teachers should know about. Graham is hoping to engage the community in discussions around his ideas and share further good practice. So far the blog contains a prologue to the weekly posts and posts focused…Continue Reading Graham Gibbs – ’53 Powerful Ideas All Teachers Should Know About’

Reflections on our inspiration day

In November, Anise, Annemarie and myself took a day out to try the technique of walking and learning, as outlined in Anise’s previous post.  The day was a fantastic opportunity to gain some thinking time as well as trying out a technique that I had read about from elsewhere and I wanted to use in…Continue Reading Reflections on our inspiration day

British Museum Walking and Learning

Students on the Leading Change in Higher Education module of the MAAP course participated in an activity that explored their values, leadership qualities and leadership journeys within the galleries of the British Museum.  This was an opportunity to put on our comfy shoes and start walking and learning.  The students found the day to be…Continue Reading British Museum Walking and Learning

M25 at LSE 26 March 2014: Students as Producers

By Martin Agombar and Lisa Baker Peter Bryant (LSE) set the tone for this meeting by indicating the barriers that exist to student production work. He noted how institutions are highly resistant to change. Students of course are miles ahead and use technology intelligently for their own creative purposes. The institutions’ cumbersome structures prevent them…Continue Reading M25 at LSE 26 March 2014: Students as Producers

Engaging Change in Learning and Teaching: Students, staff and institutions as partners

 I attended the above one day event on Friday 28th March at the University of Westminster. This was jointly hosted by the Higher Education Academy. The day was really energising with presentations from a range of people. Firstly Liam Jarnecki the Director of Student Engagement Partnerships focused on the student voice and how institutions can…Continue Reading Engaging Change in Learning and Teaching: Students, staff and institutions as partners

City University London staff – tell us about your experiences of using educational technology

Audience: City University London Staff Learning Enhancement & Development are looking at future educational technology developments and we are looking for input from City University London staff. Tell us about your experience of using educational technology and what enhancements you would like to see in the future by completing the staff educational technology survey. It…Continue Reading City University London staff – tell us about your experiences of using educational technology

Conferences: are we getting it wrong?

I’ve been interested recently in investigating new conference formats, and have found this years Edge conference to be particularly inspiring. Those of us working in Educational Technologies have spent many years standing up in rooms, talking at people for an hour, about how we shouldn’t stand up in rooms and talk at people for an…Continue Reading Conferences: are we getting it wrong?

Walking and Learning: Reflections on leadership and change

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi At the end of last year we engaged in a day of walking and learning in order to build resilience, explore this technique as an educational tool and reflect on our approach to leadership and change.  The day has continued to resonate with…Continue Reading Walking and Learning: Reflections on leadership and change

Online Assignment Preparations

Audience: City University Academic and Course Office Staff Are your students submitting assignments at the end of Spring Term? Then read on for some tips on preparing for online assignment submissions. Assignment information Have you provided relevant instructions to students to help them to complete the assignment? O’Reilly and Kelly (2008, p.240) outline 8 elements…Continue Reading Online Assignment Preparations

Civil Engineering Show ‘n’ Tell – 22-01-14

This was a thoroughly engaging and useful session in which staff from the Civil Engineering met to share ideas and insights on their teaching practice. Here is a summary of the five presentations (which were also recorded. See the Civil Engineering section in SEMS Moodle Guidance). Echo 360 – Sarah Stallebrass Sarah gave a demonstration…Continue Reading Civil Engineering Show ‘n’ Tell – 22-01-14