Where is my office? Reflections on a discussion hosted by Herman Miller with Chris Kane, author and ex-head of estates at the BBC and Walt Disney. Businesses large and small are changing fundamentally and quickly with the Coronavirus pandemic. So are the traditional ways that people can work and study together. But the static environment…Continue Reading The office is not obsolete, maybe the system is
Virtual Moots – Challenges and Opportunities
I was fortunate enough to partake in the Moots again this year. This is my third year running and I am pleased to be able to help my colleagues at CLS to help students in the mooting process. This year will always be a memorable year in that most courses have had to move to…Continue Reading Virtual Moots – Challenges and Opportunities
Is chat where it’s at?
With the rapid shift to online teaching, it is easy to forget that we’re now communicating with our students via software that was, in many cases, designed for business meetings rather than for education. A key feature of some of these platforms (a Microsoft Teams Meeting, for example) is dual-stream communication: speech and text in parallel, in the form of a spoken presentation and a chat thread. But…Continue Reading Is chat where it’s at?
Preparing nursing students for placement in mental health hospitals
There are a limited number of resources available to students to prepare them for working in mental health units and understanding the experience of patients [service users]. This Moodle module for Mental Health Nursing at City follows a student’s digital experience into a hospital placement, with an interactive guide that allows students to open doors that takes…Continue Reading Preparing nursing students for placement in mental health hospitals
New Learning Analytics Pilot System to help identify students needing support
LEaD and IT have launched a new Learning Analytics Pilot System, to help staff identify students who may not be engaging with their studies, in order to provide them with tailored support. The dashboard provides staff with Moodle engagement data and formal assessment results. Work is also underway to incorporate other data sources, such as attendance. The…Continue Reading New Learning Analytics Pilot System to help identify students needing support
How can we teach our Labs online?
Moving to remote practicals for Engineers “We knew drawing on expertise from elsewhere in the sector would be necessary to help us to address this significant challenge at City, but Sheffield colleagues surpassed all our expectations by working with us to deliver a tailored workshop for our Engineering Department. We were very fortunate to be…Continue Reading How can we teach our Labs online?
On AI Labs, mobiles for barristers, and co-created infographics
The post below is a transcript of a closing keynote I gave at a UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) workshop in November 2019. It contains three case studies of how LEaD have worked with City academics on educational development or enhancement activities. I’ve published it here to add to LEaD’s new Case Studies archive,…Continue Reading On AI Labs, mobiles for barristers, and co-created infographics
Why build online communities in H.E?
During lockdown, I started exploring online communities in education in a bit more detail; how do they work? What is a successful community and can they really help in difficult times? I looked at Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice and then I came across the charmingly named theory of Ba, meaning place in Japanese…Continue Reading Why build online communities in H.E?
Working from home, how is it for you?
First of all if you are really missing the office environment, click here to listen to the sounds of a busy workplace while you read this https://soundofcolleagues.com/# As we know, since the beginning of this month the UK Government has recommended people return to the office where practical. However, less than 35% of office workers…Continue Reading Working from home, how is it for you?
Finding and using re-usable teaching materials
When creating teaching materials there are a wealth of re-usable educational resources that lecturers and teachers around the world share for others to use and adapt in their teaching. Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) are running an online workshop to help you find re-usable resources for your teaching These re-usable resources are called open educational…Continue Reading Finding and using re-usable teaching materials