Category: Learning & Teaching

Building blocks for ‘City 2030’

Two tables of women in discussion at a workshop. Both tables have three people at them. There is a display of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals on the wall behind the tables.

A co-design climate workshop This is the second of two posts about ‘City 2030’, the proposed undergraduate interdisciplinary module on climate change and sustainability. Click here to read the first one. Titled ‘Co-creating Climate Curricula’, the Learning at City 2023 workshop looked to bring staff and students together to start work on what a first…Continue Reading Building blocks for ‘City 2030’

Bringing Climate to the Curriculum

Graphic for the publicity of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, containing 17 coloured squares, each with the text and an icon to represent the individual goals.

A Rendezvous with Disaster For the increasing numbers of those paying attention, the dominoes keep falling. In 2023, multiple record-breaking temperatures were recorded around the world while environmental disasters kept on rolling in, from the Canadian wildfires that filled New York’s skies with thick smoke and an orange glow to the plummeting levels of Arctic…Continue Reading Bringing Climate to the Curriculum

Poll Everywhere is moving to Single Sign-on in 2024

From January 8th 2024, the way you access your Poll Everywhere account is changing. Rather than having to remember a separate password, you will now be able to use City’s Single Sign-on to access your account. What does this mean for staff? How do I log into Poll Everywhere from 8th Jan? The Poll Everywhere…Continue Reading Poll Everywhere is moving to Single Sign-on in 2024

Students’ Digital Skills through thoughtful Induction Design

November’s theme in the Learning and Teaching community was students’ digital skills. So the first LEaD Light Lunch of the month was led by the fabulous Student Digital Team in LEaD, who for the past few years have provided crucial support, steering students toward resources such as Linkedin Learning and City’s own student guides. During…Continue Reading Students’ Digital Skills through thoughtful Induction Design

Learning as process in an AI world.

The online LEaD Light Lunch in the digital Learning and Teaching community is in its third academic year, having started  back in lockdown in 2020. This year, we’re trying something new by introducing monthly themes to ensure consistency and hopefully involve more people, across the university, in sharing ideas. The theme for October is “Assessment…Continue Reading Learning as process in an AI world.

Enhanced Support for Hybrid Teaching using Student Co-Pilots

Remote speaker with in-room facilitatr

Building upon previous assessments of staff and student experiences with ISLA at City University of London, wherein staff conveyed a requirement for improved and prompt technical support within the classroom during hybrid teaching sessions, this communication serves as an update on a subsequent evaluation carried out on the Citywide ISLA Co-Pilot support program. The evaluation,…Continue Reading Enhanced Support for Hybrid Teaching using Student Co-Pilots

Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

4 benefits to using Teams Sites to help students connect and collaborate in their Learning?

If the answer is Yes then please make contact with the City Digital Education Team. We are really keen to collate recent case studies of modules that have used Teams Sites that help students along with their Moodle Modules.  Here’s why Teams Sites can be a helpful addition to your Moodle Module. Teams Sites can…Continue Reading Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

A realistic look at EdTech, common misconceptions, and how to prepare for the future

Educational technology holds great promise, yet many academics and university managers still have reservations. In this published article by Media and Learning, I take a look at the most common ed-tech myths and provide research-backed strategies for future learning technology. Edtech misconceptions are common but can be overcome with evidence and evaluation. With training and…Continue Reading A realistic look at EdTech, common misconceptions, and how to prepare for the future

Igniting creativity in assessment design and feedback

A new Assessment Design and Feedback module As you welcome the new academic year, are you considering modifying or designing a new assessment for a module or programme? Do you want to infuse some creativity into your assessment and feedback strategies? Are you keen to explore the dynamic relationship between technology and pedagogy? If so,…Continue Reading Igniting creativity in assessment design and feedback

What music gets you ready for teaching or learning?

Flyer advertising the Digital Education playlists show with photos of Jane Secker and Julie Voce.

What music gets you ready for teaching or learning? Have you ever thought about having a walk up or entrance song? Join Jane Secker and Julie Voce from LEaD on ALT-C23 Radio on Tuesday 5 September, 2-3pm (BST) via thethursdaynightshow.com to hear about how we have used music as an icebreaker and for building community…Continue Reading What music gets you ready for teaching or learning?