Month: March 2015

HeLF Flexible Pedagogies Workshop

Members of the Heads of E-Learning Forum (HeLF), a network of senior staff in institutions engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning, met at the University of Leeds in February to explore flexible pedagogies.  The workshop addressed a number of aspects of flexible pedagogies such as new curricular being developed at different institutions,…Continue Reading HeLF Flexible Pedagogies Workshop

Silver Vaults Walking and Learning Activity

London could be viewed as a giant extended classroom freely available to use for activities, wandering and discovery.  The scene of our latest walking and learning activity was a literal treasure trove under the pavements of Chancery Lane, the London Silver Vaults.  This fascinating underground site now hosts 30 specialist silver retailers and started life as…Continue Reading Silver Vaults Walking and Learning Activity

Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces - Teaching in Action, Lecturer and Students

April / May workshops please book here. Written by Dominic Pates, Jorge Freire and Santanu Vasant (Learning Spaces Theme) During February LEaD staff delivered a series of workshops aimed at introducing staff to large and small group teaching activities and showcasing the new learning spaces at City. This short article provides highlights from these workshops and…Continue Reading Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Accessing Turnitin Feedback

Audience: City University London students and staff According to our reports on Moodle assessment activity; there were 18 Turnitin assignments due at the beginning of March. This post highlights how students can access the three different types of feedback that lecturers can provide using GradeMark – Turnitin’s feedback system. Click on the Turnitin assignment from…Continue Reading Accessing Turnitin Feedback

The Walking Reading Group and Beyond

The highly successful Walking Reading Group, facilitated by Lydia Ashman, Ania Bas and Simone Mair, finished it’s current iteration of walks with a flurry of activity this month.  Events included a suite of walks in Bilbao, a ‘Walking as Resistance’ walk around parliament and the surrounding area with texts and themes arising from the Human Rights…Continue Reading The Walking Reading Group and Beyond


Futurefest rightly describes itself as ‘Nesta’s flagship weekend event of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future.’ The event sprawled across the inspiring spaces of Vinopolis and brought together techies, thinkers, academics, artists, futurologists, journalists, writers, designers and robots. So many ideas that were conceptual at the beginning…Continue Reading Futurefest