Category: Learning Spaces

Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces

The high level engagement of students with faculty members was one of the most exciting and important aspects of the recent Learning Space Design Forum. We first gained in depth and insightful views from students interviewed by Rae Karimjee, and four students went on to participate in the event. It is clear that City students…Continue Reading Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces

Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces

LDC in consultation with the Learning Spaces Group(LSG) has recently had a Business Case approved to review rooms that are under-utilised within the campus. The LDC will be leading on redesigning a number of rooms in College Building, Northampton Square Campus to create spaces for students and staff which promote active and highly interactive learning…Continue Reading Piloting Innovative and Excellent Teaching and Learning Spaces

A day in the life of a Teaching Pod

Its been an interesting journey for the Pod. It all started way back in 2006 when a Classroom Experience initiative brought in over £1.4M to purchase over 80 Pods for the Northampton Square campus! Over the years, these pods became problematic and a number of issues were being reported through the Classroom Experience Steering Group. …Continue Reading A day in the life of a Teaching Pod

A fresh take on the classroom clickers (aka ‘PRS’)

Just yesterday I attended and presented at the first European Turning Technologies User Conference at the University of Surrey. Turning Technologies are the US-based manufacturers of the classroom clickers / PRS that we use here at City. The keynote for the day was none other than Harvard Professor Eric Mazur, developer of the ‘Peer Instruction’…Continue Reading A fresh take on the classroom clickers (aka ‘PRS’)

Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students

I recently attended a SCHOMS run Spaces Design workshop held @ the University of Birmingham. The ‘Active Learning classroom pictures’ are seen below. This was run by Peter Jamieson who’s a celeb in the Spaces world! The end result was to assist in the development of a resource/work tool which will help when considering learning…Continue Reading Do’s and Dont’s on constructing a learning space for our students

10 Top Tips on using Your Teaching Pod

Based on staff feedback from the Pod Evaluation here are a few ideas on using the Pods in your teaching: Use the pods’ connection to the internet, projected display and audio to bring the outside world into teaching . For example you and your class can view relevant online content such as journal and news…Continue Reading 10 Top Tips on using Your Teaching Pod