Category: Conferences & Events

Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist in LEaD and subsequently used in a first instance to generate digitally accessible transcripts for the individual presentations within City’s third annual Learning and…Continue Reading Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

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  Across the week of 19th to 23rd April, I attended a number of sessions as part of the Active Learning Network’s Global Festival of Active Learning. These ranged from drawing circles, faces and rainbows as part of an open creative studio to taking part in an online escape room. However the session I found…Continue Reading Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

Learning and teaching, reimagined

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Digifest, now online With Jisc being an aggregator of much that happens in the digital education space across the UK higher education (HE) sector – from the Janet network and learning analytics to exploring the intelligent campus and the digital capabilities framework – their annual Digifest is typically the live event where a lot of…Continue Reading Learning and teaching, reimagined

2021 Writing Group dates

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Last term, like many other activities typically run in-person, Jane and I took our monthly LEaD Writing Group online. The final session of the year included a marvellous guest appearance from Johanna Peyton from the Journalism department. Jo gave a fascinating talk on unlocking your creativity, which can be found in full in the video…Continue Reading 2021 Writing Group dates

The office is not obsolete, maybe the system is

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

How can we teach our Labs online?

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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

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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

Finding and using re-usable teaching materials

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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

Planning your first online teaching session?

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With the start of term fast approaching many of you may be planning to teach online for the first time. Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) are running online workshops to help you prepare for teaching online in 2020/21.   Planning your first online teaching session This session will help you build an engaged online learning…Continue Reading Planning your first online teaching session?

Virtualising the LEaD Writing Group

As some of you may know, we run the LEaD Blog Writing group, which is an informal network of colleagues who are interested in carving out some time each month to focus on getting some writing done or to get some technical assistance with using the blogging tools that City makes available. The sessions are…Continue Reading Virtualising the LEaD Writing Group