Year: 2024

Reflections on the MA in Academic Practice Symposium

Main themes of the symposium One central theme that emerged from the event was the importance of reflective practice and continuous professional development. The presenters emphasised how the MAAP has encouraged them to pause, reflect on their teaching approaches, and engage with educational theories and literature to shape and refine their practices. Several presenters discussed…Continue Reading Reflections on the MA in Academic Practice Symposium

The Media Production & Technology Show 2024

Media Production & Technology Show

Previously named The British Video Expo, this annual event showcases the latest innovations in video and audio production. This year’s show was hosted at the Olympia Conference Centre near Hammersmith, and I was thrilled to attend for a few hours and try out some of the exciting new tech. Despite running over 2 full-days, the…Continue Reading The Media Production & Technology Show 2024

Using poetry to reflect on practices in Higher Education

WHAT WAS THE AIM OF THE SESSION? On the 26th April, 2024 I attended a session led by Sam Illingsworth, a poet and Associate Professor in Academic Practice at Edinburgh Napier who has written and published over 2000 poems. Much of Sam’s work has used poetry to explore staff belonging in HE, particularly amongst teaching…Continue Reading Using poetry to reflect on practices in Higher Education

City Learning and Teaching community calling!

paper drawn figures

The City learning and teaching community was set up on the Microsoft Teams platform, and was part of a broader offering aimed at providing support during the emergency online teaching in 2020. This presented a key opportunity to foster a collaborative approach and build a community of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1998). Professional staff and…Continue Reading City Learning and Teaching community calling!

Getting The Next Ten Years Right

Sketched image contains seven panels representing individual sessions attended as well as a selection of scattered photographs, handwriting, and placements of CogX logos.

tldr: CogX gave me the cognitive dissonance of trying to balance retaining a critical mindset on AI and the now familiar feelings of paradigm shift fatigue with being wide-eyed with wonder about what lies ahead and intrigued about all the ways that AI seems likely to reach into most aspects of human life. Shortly before…Continue Reading Getting The Next Ten Years Right

Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces

Smart hub on campus

Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces City has undergone a significant transformation in its learning spaces through the Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project since 2016. As the project has completed its final year of updates, it is time to assess its impact and relevance in the post-pandemic era. The…Continue Reading Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces

MAAP Symposium – Wednesday 15th May 2024

As a current, former or prospective student on the MA in Academic Practice (MAAP) programme, we would like to invite you to the MAAP symposium on Wednesday 15th May, taking place between 10 am and 12 pm in C302 [ Tait Building].   The symposium will provide an open, supportive, and collaborative space to explore…Continue Reading MAAP Symposium – Wednesday 15th May 2024

Teaching Case Studies: Promoting Student Engagement

  As part of our work in sharing best-practice across the university, LEaD will be sharing a series of short case studies – both written and recorded – which provide examples of the range of ways that staff foster student engagement in their teaching and learning activities here at City, University of London. These case…Continue Reading Teaching Case Studies: Promoting Student Engagement

Neurodiversity Week at City, March 2024, inspire your teaching practice

Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 18th to 24th March 2024 A chance to inspire your teaching practice, there is a full week of events for staff and students and many are open to the public, in person or online. View the full programme and book via the  Neurodiversity Week event page on the City website. Thanks go…Continue Reading Neurodiversity Week at City, March 2024, inspire your teaching practice

Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces

Robin Milner AI Lab

DALI Project Survey City, University of London has been undergoing a significant transformation in its learning spaces through the DALI project since 2016. As the project has completed its final year of updates, it’s time to assess its impact and relevance in the post-pandemic era. This blog post explores the achievements of the DALI project,…Continue Reading Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces