Category: Learning & Teaching

LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

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Still writing The LEaD Writing Group is an informal community of practice that provides support around blogging specifically and writing more generally. The monthly sessions that Jane Secker and I run also provide a small but dedicated spot of writing time for those with busy calendars. Unbelievably, we are now about to start our sixth…Continue Reading LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 5. Preparing for 2021/22

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The academic year 2021/22 should prove to be a different one from 20/21 with more on campus activity. However, with the introduction of ISLA( Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities) spaces at City for hybrid teaching, it is a fact that things won’t quite go back to what they were before the pandemic. Looking at some of…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 5. Preparing for 2021/22

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Making best use of breakout rooms by Stian Reimers

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This is the second part of a set of three resources, shared in a LEaD Light Lunch session on teaching online with Zoom, by Stian Reimers, Reader in Psychology (School of arts and social sciences): The Psychology BSc uses Zoom breakout rooms extensively to allow students to explore and discuss ideas in small groups, and…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Making best use of breakout rooms by Stian Reimers

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Whole Group live teaching ideas by Stian Reimers

This is the first part of  a set of three resources, shared in a LEaD Light Lunch session on teaching online with Zoom, by Stian Reimers, Reader in Psychology (School of Arts and Social Sciences)…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Whole Group live teaching ideas by Stian Reimers

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

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This is the third blog revisiting LEaD Light Lunch sessions and it brings together some favourite digital educational tools available here at City: Firstly, there are polling tools. Snigdha Nag (City Law school Professional Programmes) presented an interactive session on the use of Microsoft Forms for multiple-choice questions in class. Snigdha showed us how she…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 4 Reflections

After a year of so much change in learning and teaching, as in all other areas, there were a few sessions in the Learning and Teaching community where colleagues reflected on their experiences of teaching in the academic year 20/21. In one of the first LEaD Light Lunch Patrick Goold, program director for the undergraduate…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 4 Reflections

New Education Technology Guidance Site

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The Digital Education Team are launching a new educational technology guidance site on August 31st. The site will provide detailed guidance on all of City’s educational technologies for both staff and students. The new platform has a number of advantages over our previous guidance site. Look and feel The site has a fresh look which…Continue Reading New Education Technology Guidance Site

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 2 Accessibility

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In this second blog revisiting some of the LEaD Light lunch sessions from the past year, the focus will be on the theme of accessibility. There were a few sessions talking about an area where so much is happening at City. The very first LEaD Light Lunch session of the new year in January 2021…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 2 Accessibility

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunches 2020/21. Part 1 OneNote

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Over the past academic year, there have been a total of 20 LEaD Light lunch sessions where academic and professional colleagues gave short informal talks on topics relating to online teaching and other digital education related topics.  LEaD Light lunch sessions were started in Autumn 2020 to support the Learning and Teaching community and its…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunches 2020/21. Part 1 OneNote

ISLA – Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities

Hybrid teaching is a relatively new pedagogic and technical methodology for live teaching simultaneously to students on campus and online. Although it has been in practice for some time within higher education in the USA, notably with the Hyflex model originating in 2006. There has been a significant uptake in this hybrid approach since the…Continue Reading ISLA – Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities