Year: 2019

Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

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The full programe of Educational Technology workshops of drop-ins has been published and is now open for bookings. The team is offering a programme of workshops including: An introduction to Moodle for academics Moodle assignments: managing offline feedback and grading Managing online assessment using Turnitin Interpreting Turnitin similarity reports An introduction to lecture capture An…Continue Reading Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

Study skills workshops, February 2020

LEaD’s study skills programme for February 2020 is now finalised and the full details are here. As you’ll see, the programme covers dissertation skills, essay writing, research methods, referencing and more.  Most of the sessions are open to all students but a few are School-specific, as shown. Please could you share this information with your…Continue Reading Study skills workshops, February 2020

Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

Small group teaching online toolkit

Last week the LEaD School of Health Sciences (SHS)  and School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) School Liaison Team ran its Autumn term Innovators’ session. We had the pleasure of hearing about SASS lecturer Leonie Fleischmann’s online toolkit of teaching activities, which she developed in collaboration with LEaD….Continue Reading Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

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“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Advancing HE in Aston: 10 Things

Keynote speaker at conference venue, pictured from the audience

  This is the second post in my #ArchiveReflections series – a collection of blog posts that look back on events that I’ve participated in in some way but not yet managed to write about. In the summer of 2018, I presented a workshop at the Advance HE Teaching and Learning conference, titled ‘Learning to…Continue Reading Advancing HE in Aston: 10 Things

Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning

How can we support student success? Julie Voce, Dom Pates and Rae Bowdler attended a workshop by the University of London (UoL) Centre for Distance Education (CDE) to find out. The programme grappled with various big-ticket items such as how we explore retention and progression in the management of flexible learning, through to using various…Continue Reading Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning

Celebrating #CityIcon Professor Pam Parker

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As part of City’s 125th Anniversary celebrations, a series of videos has been created to celebrate the City Icons awards. We are very proud of #CityIcon Professor Pam Parker, Deputy Director for the Department of Learning Enhancement and Development. Pam has had a 20-year career of providing expert teaching and improving standards in higher education….Continue Reading Celebrating #CityIcon Professor Pam Parker

LEaDER : Journal Club : Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence is the theme of the first LEaDER Journal club The Journal Club is a new monthly lunchtime group for staff at City, University of London interested in pedagogic research. The purpose of the club is to review two articles on the same theme each meeting and share views about these and what implications…Continue Reading LEaDER : Journal Club : Teaching Excellence

SEDA Autumn Conference 2019 – New Frontiers in educational and curriculum development 14th and 15th November 2019 in Leeds

Day 2 started with a Key note by Michelle Morgan titled New frontiers in improving the way we support and relate to students. Michelle discussed the need to review who is participating in higher education. Whilst full time students have increased the part time students have decreased. The 17/18 figures how that 85.6% of students…Continue Reading SEDA Autumn Conference 2019 – New Frontiers in educational and curriculum development 14th and 15th November 2019 in Leeds