Year: 2014

Video projects in the Multimedia theme

The Multimedia theme within the Educational Technology team of LEaD has been busy working on a number of video resource projects. As well as supporting staff in the business of creating their own video and audio resources, for example podcasts, screencasts and webconferencing, we can guide you through the entire process of shooting video for…Continue Reading Video projects in the Multimedia theme

Introducing Templates on City Blogs

City Blogs is a service for staff and students to blog about learning, teaching and research activities at City University London. Are you planning on using blogs with your students? Would you like to provide them with a common organisational structure and information about how to use their blog? Or would you like to provide…Continue Reading Introducing Templates on City Blogs

The economy of undergraduate education

Earlier this month, I visited Birmingham City University to hear about the great work they have been doing around engaging students in learning and teaching, and whilst the entire day was incredibly useful one phrase stuck with me – ‘There’s no such thing as a full-time student’. This shouldn’t be revelatory, but it opened my…Continue Reading The economy of undergraduate education

Introducing the Blended Learning Theme

Blended Learning is increasing in popularity as an effective way to meet diverse learner requirements and offer increased flexibility for students through the integration of resources and activities in an online environment with face-to-face teaching. The Blended Learning Theme works with academics and professional staff providing expert advice and guidance in combining online elements with…Continue Reading Introducing the Blended Learning Theme

Role Plays for Small Group Teaching in City’s New Learning Spaces

Theatre Masks

Role play is a great way of encouraging students to explore their own behaviours and those of others in a simulated way. It allows a safe and secure environment in which students can practice their attitudes and behaviours to simulations and receive feedback from their tutors and their fellow students. Take a look at the…Continue Reading Role Plays for Small Group Teaching in City’s New Learning Spaces

RAISE your expectations of student engagement

Sometimes I go to conferences and worry that I’ll be bored witless, that I’ll come away with buzzwords and platitudes. But at the fourth Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement conference, I found a communtiy. What’s more, I found a fervour around student engagement which I hadn’t necessarily picked up on during my previous conference…Continue Reading RAISE your expectations of student engagement

External Examiners Moodle 2.6 Guidance

Audience: City University staff & External Examiners External Examiners – Guidance updated for Moodle 2.6 External Examiners play an important part in maintaining high, nationally comparable, standards for programmes at City. To help enhance our programmes and observe fair practice in the assessment of students’ academic performance, staff from outside the institution may be asked…Continue Reading External Examiners Moodle 2.6 Guidance

Educational Technology Team Projects

Educational Technology Projects:  The Educational Technology Team supports the use of educational technology through professional development, guidance, consultancy and building relationships. We work across the three themes of Blended Learning, Multimedia and Learning Spaces. Beyond our every day support work and relationship building, we organise the work that we do into projects.  These can range from small activities such…Continue Reading Educational Technology Team Projects

Moodle Induction Video

Audience: City University students and staff. New to City University London? Using Moodle for the first time? Have a look at  Moodle Induction Video which is now available. This video provides an introduction to City’s Online Learning Environment for new students and is a useful refresher for returning students.   The video is presented by…Continue Reading Moodle Induction Video