Month: November 2019

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

LEaDER Journal Club

Theme: Teaching Excellence Date: Monday 16th December 12:30 – 13:45 Venue: B310 – LEaD Training room Join us for a monthly LEaDER Journal Club where we will discuss themed articles on pedagogy and educational development. The club is open to all City, University of London staff and to participants on the MA Academic Practice Programme…Continue Reading LEaDER Journal Club

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

Day one of the conference started with an opening key note Does change mean progress? The challenge for Higher Education by Mark Glynn from Dublin City University. Mark discussed the pace of change today being faster than ever and this impacts how organisations can respond. His centre moved from supporting 1000 staff on one campus…Continue Reading SEDA Autumn Conference 2019 – New Frontiers in educational and curriculum development 14th and 15th November 2019 in Leeds

LEaDER Lecture – Daring to be Different – Innovations in Simulation 30th October 2019

Professor Kerry Reid –Searl is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Central Queensland University Australia. Kerry has been involved in undergraduate nursing for the past 30 years and is also a practicing nurse with a background in paediatrics. Kerry’s teaching innovation has led to numerous awards some of which include the…Continue Reading LEaDER Lecture – Daring to be Different – Innovations in Simulation 30th October 2019

LEaDER Workshop on Writing and publishing REF papers from pedagogic research 30th October 2019

Professor Debby Cotton – Director of Academic Practice & Professor of Higher Education Post-Graduate Research Coordinator for Education – Deputy Vice-Chancellors Office delivered the above workshop. The workshop focused on a range of issues related to getting publications that would meet REF requirements. There was a discussion about how to choose the appropriate journals and…Continue Reading LEaDER Workshop on Writing and publishing REF papers from pedagogic research 30th October 2019

Reflections on Sticky Campus and the dynamics of Smart Learning

stacked charis

In my former life as a teacher, I did not think much about learning spaces, as long as I had chairs and tables that could be moved around for group work I was quite happy.  Yet I was not totally surprised when at a presentation, by furniture design company Orangebox, it was pointed out that…Continue Reading Reflections on Sticky Campus and the dynamics of Smart Learning

Are you interested in playful learning and games-based learning?

lego ducks

…. If so then why not come along to an informal Playful Learning lunchtime meet-up in LEaD hosted by Susannah Quinsee, Director of LEaD and Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development. They are both interested in playful approaches to learning and games and would like to set up a City wide special interest group…Continue Reading Are you interested in playful learning and games-based learning?

Knitting, video games, learning and teaching

A short piece of knitting, two needles. Balls of red and green wool

I realised that I had fully become an educational technologist this autumn. Whereas I previously would have been able to watch a YouTube clip about video games or show someone how to knit without a second thought, both experiences have now led me to reflect on my own experiences of learning and teaching. A few…Continue Reading Knitting, video games, learning and teaching

MozFest 2019: some reflections on games based learning

A few weekends ago I found myself at Ravensbourne College on a Saturday, which is the site of the O2 in North Greenwich. No I wasn’t seeing John Legend in concert (he was playing!), this was the second time I was attending MozFest which is run by the Mozilla Foundation (who created the web browser…Continue Reading MozFest 2019: some reflections on games based learning