Month: October 2018

DALI Summer 2018 Learning Spaces

The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the Summer busily focussing on our third year of works, to deliver updated educational technology in 29 learning spaces, in time for the start of the new academic year 2018/19. This year one main focus was on updating PC labs spaces in College Building as these PC…Continue Reading DALI Summer 2018 Learning Spaces

Learning Analytics Project Update

Learning Analytics Project (LeAP)

The Learning Analytics Project (LeAP) at City is exploring how Learning Analytics can be used to improve students’ educational experience and support the institution’s education performance indicators relating to progression and attainment. Over the last year, the LeAP project team focused on reviewing a system that was developed by the Jisc Effective Learning Analytics Project. …Continue Reading Learning Analytics Project Update

Digital Literacies and Open Practices starting next week!

Creative Commons Cake

I’ve been really busy these past few months putting together a new module, based on two of my key interests and I’m really excited that it is going live next week. EDM122: Digital Literacies and Open Practices is a 15 credit module, being taught as part of the MA in Academic Practice at City, so…Continue Reading Digital Literacies and Open Practices starting next week!

On Confidence Grids

'Study skills confidence grid'

LEaD have a weekly Educational Technology drop-in session for academics or course office staff to have a space and some time to get support and/or advice without needing an appointment or a Service Now ticket. For us, it’s a great way to better understand some of the difficulties, challenges or questions that staff can have…Continue Reading On Confidence Grids

Not Just for Surveys: Qualtrics for Game-Based Learning

As an educational technologist, one of my favourite challenges is to re-purpose technology to fit teaching and learning needs. The best example of this to date for me is using Qualtrics, branded as “Research, Survey and Experience Software” to create a treasure hunt-style induction game for first year undergraduate students!  Context  The Round the University…Continue Reading Not Just for Surveys: Qualtrics for Game-Based Learning