Category: Learning Spaces

Lecture Capture Access – grows in smaller spaces

Lecture Capture Graphic

Lecture Capture will appear in many more spaces from September 2020 – when most of the DALI learning spaces between 30 to 55 capacity will be lecture capture enabled. This is in addition to all spaces that are 60 plus. Overall we will have moved from 57 spaces in September 2019 to 100 spaces from…Continue Reading Lecture Capture Access – grows in smaller spaces

10 takeaways from Learning Environments conference

Picture of Ian Strickland giving a presentation on lecture theatres of the future

This is the third post in my #ArchiveReflections series – looking back on events I’ve been part of but never got round to writing about at the time. — Last May, I was delighted to be able to co-deliver a pre-sessional workshop and attend the subsequent annual one-day Learning Environments conference, at the invitation of…Continue Reading 10 takeaways from Learning Environments conference

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

With reference to recent posts on the event last autumn at Orangebox on SmartLearning, it reminded me just how important this subject really is, and its relevance for City, with planning for the creation of more large lecture theatres to cater for ever growing numbers of students. Often identified as iGen, these are our students,…Continue Reading What Type of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students?

Let’s Get Active – in January 2020, with 12 new DALI Pods, more whiteboard space and lecture capture comes to the seminar room

  The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the winter obtaining feedback from staff on their experiences of teaching in B200 and Franklin, thanks to all staff who contributed. We are thrilled to tell you that by the end of January, 12 more teaching spaces have been reviewed. All of these learning spaces (seminar, small lecture rooms and…Continue Reading Let’s Get Active – in January 2020, with 12 new DALI Pods, more whiteboard space and lecture capture comes to the seminar room

Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

Small group teaching online toolkit

Last week the LEaD School of Health Sciences (SHS)  and School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) School Liaison Team ran its Autumn term Innovators’ session. We had the pleasure of hearing about SASS lecturer Leonie Fleischmann’s online toolkit of teaching activities, which she developed in collaboration with LEaD….Continue Reading Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

SmartLearning Text

“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Reflections on Sticky Campus and the dynamics of Smart Learning

stacked charis

In my former life as a teacher, I did not think much about learning spaces, as long as I had chairs and tables that could be moved around for group work I was quite happy.  Yet I was not totally surprised when at a presentation, by furniture design company Orangebox, it was pointed out that…Continue Reading Reflections on Sticky Campus and the dynamics of Smart Learning

Skyping in to the Intelligent Campus…and more

Graph of features recommended by audience members of possible key featutes for a large lecture theatre in the future

(tl;dr – belated report on two internal events I organised and four I attended at City) Opening the archives Last year, I moved into a new position within LEaD’s Educational Technology Team, becoming a Senior Educational Technologist. The role has a Relationship Lead focus, and is associated with three of City’s schools. This means that…Continue Reading Skyping in to the Intelligent Campus…and more

Education Estates Conference, Manchester 2019

This was my first experience of Education Estates conference, and it was a useful insight into the priorities of the Dept. of Education, architects and stakeholders across all levels of education, from nursery schools to universities. The keynote on Day 1, was titled “Schools Construction and Care Going Forward”, by Mike Green, COO and DG…Continue Reading Education Estates Conference, Manchester 2019

4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit

Blogpost from Barcelona, September 2019. Day 1 The conference, branded as the 4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit organised by Luxatia International was chaired by Mark Swales, Head of Estates and Facilities from Sheffield Hallam University. He gave each presenter a clear introduction and managed the Q&A sessions well afterwards. One of the most positive aspects was his…Continue Reading 4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit