Category: Learning & Teaching

Media and Learning Conference 2022

Article on the 2022 Media & Learning Conference in Belgium by James Rutherford, Senior Educational Technologist and Project Lead in Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). This report summarises what emerged from the 2-day programme. The Media & Learning Association – a not-for-profit association to promote innovation and creativity in teaching and learning through the use…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference 2022

Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Alt this activity card: Ask students to write alternative text (Alt-Text) for a provocative image relating to the subject. Encourage students to create a meaningful description and consider any assumptions and bias that may arise while doing this.

Last month, I was fortunate to attend and present at the Advance HE Teaching & Learning conference 2022 with my colleague Maria Kaffa, the rising star in our digital accessibility team. The overarching theme across all three days of the conference was on Enhancing student success through student engagement. I attended some sensational sessions, but…Continue Reading Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

In-room and Zoom participants wave to each other

The Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange, a community event to support the sharing of effective teaching practice within the school, has evolved in format since the first one in 2018. Co-hosted by Dr Martin Rich and LEaD, they began as fully in-person events and moved online in the summer of 2020. We are now organising…Continue Reading Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

Caption Ed as a tool for City students to leverage live captions and note taking, a student review

Caption Ed was first created aiming to help students with disabilities more easily interpret audio content, however, with subsequent updates, the tool’s functionalities have been extended into the realm of notetaking and the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) team is currently considering adding it to its range of assistive technologies. Setting up You will find…Continue Reading Caption Ed as a tool for City students to leverage live captions and note taking, a student review

Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Health’s Got Talent is back   After a pandemic-related pause of two years, Health’s Got Talent (HGT) returned on 14th July in a new hybrid format. HGT is the School of Health and Psychological Sciences’ (SHPS) showcase event for celebrating and sharing good practice in teaching and learning. Staff from each of the school’s six…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

BlackBoard Ally Logo

Moodle updated Moodle was successfully updated over the weekend. Although City is remaining on version 3.9 of Moodle, you will notice one significant addition to the system. Blackboard Ally is available in all Moodle modules to help make learning content more accessible. Blackboard Ally merges into the existing workflow when you upload, rollover or import…Continue Reading Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

Another week to enter the free ISLA survey. And a chance to win big!

Share your views on hybrid teaching Have you heard of Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities (ISLA) at City? Have you used, or thought about using hybrid/dual-delivery teaching? We’re keen to understand how this new mode of teaching, where some students are physically in the classroom and others are online at the same time, has been experienced…Continue Reading Another week to enter the free ISLA survey. And a chance to win big!

Share your views on ISLA – hybrid teaching at City

Share your views on hybrid teaching Have you heard of Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities (ISLA) at City? Have you used, or thought about using hybrid/dual-delivery teaching? We’re keen to understand how this new mode of teaching, where some students are physically in the classroom and others are online at the same time, has been experienced…Continue Reading Share your views on ISLA – hybrid teaching at City

Shared Experience, Different Perspectives: 10 things about #ALTc21

Screenshot of slide at keynote presentation at ALTc21 by Sonia Livingstone

In 2020, when so many events that would have once taken place in person switched to being fully online ones, I feasted at the newly laden CPD table, gorging on a seemingly far higher serving of webinars, conferences and group discussions than I’d typically attend in a ‘normal’ year. This meant a deeper and accelerated…Continue Reading Shared Experience, Different Perspectives: 10 things about #ALTc21

Reflections from the UK and Ireland Street Law Conference

At the start of April I went to Edinburgh for my second in person conference since March 2020. The UK and Ireland Street Law Conference was hosted by the Law Society of Scotland. I was invited to co-present with Fran Ridout, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary,…Continue Reading Reflections from the UK and Ireland Street Law Conference