Category: Learning Spaces

A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19

open plan office design

This post follows on from ‘‘The office is not obsolete, maybe the system is”, thinking about hybrid working and the return to the office for staff at City, University of London, and what that might look like A paraphrased review of an article by C.Whitman ‘A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19 Over the past decade,…Continue Reading A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

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?

Screenshot of remote practicals presentation

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

Early design ideas for AI lab

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

Webinars – Why Do We Bother?

You may have heard the phrase, let’s not waste a crisis? So why not sign up to lots of webinars to keep ourselves informed and occupied whilst trying to work from home. I’m sure that your inbox holds numerous invitations to webinars and online conferences, promising the holy grail for these times. Magic solutions to…Continue Reading Webinars – Why Do We Bother?

How best to emulate the use of the whiteboard in online lectures?

Demonstrating via hand written exposition is a powerful and essential teaching tool for many subjects. How then might we emulate this experience in the current online teaching scenarios? Using a tablet might be the answer, as iPads, Tablets and Microsoft Surface devices all have built in tools to help replicate our teaching Pods, the short…Continue Reading How best to emulate the use of the whiteboard in online lectures?

Campus of the Future

I joined a webinar last month from Germany which was thought provoking and slightly comforting in that it confirmed we are all in the same perplexing situation about what our university will look like in the future. But this is short post on the key points discussed. ‘Do we need new places for learning?’ The…Continue Reading Campus of the Future

What Type of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students? Update

With reference to this blog from earlier in the year – https://blogs.city.ac.uk/learningatcity/2020/01/13/what-type-of-learning-spaces-should-we-design-for-our-students/#.XqqzXy-ZPOQ It seems appropriate to add that with the current Covid-19 crisis, higher education is facing an enormous challenge in how to respond to the situation and how to adapt to an uncertain future. One strategic approach is to think about what is important…Continue Reading What Type of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students? Update

Physical Health & Home Working, from a Webinar by Herman Miller

The webinar today [30th March 2020] was focussed on our physical and mental health and working environment at home, it was hosted by Bertie Van Wyk, [BvW] who is part of the research team at Herman Miller, US based furniture designers and manufacturers. I have summarised the most useful information from the online seminar, with some…Continue Reading Physical Health & Home Working, from a Webinar by Herman Miller