Category: Learning & Teaching

Moodle 4 – inductions for new and returning students

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Since the launch of Moodle 4 on 17 July, LEaD’s Digital Education team have been busy updating City’s educational technology guidance and delivering Moodle training to staff (bookable via the LEaD Events Calendar). From late August, all students will receive communications about the Digital Skills Assessment tool, Student Digital Skills Community and Learning with Moodle…Continue Reading Moodle 4 – inductions for new and returning students

Playful Learning: a place of fun and joy

In July 2023 I attended the Playful Learning conference at the University of Leicester and presented a workshop with Susannah Quinsee, the former Director of LEaD, now the Vice President Digital and Student Experience. This is the first of two blog posts about the research we presented at the conference. However, it was my second…Continue Reading Playful Learning: a place of fun and joy

Enhancing Presentation Assessments: A Successful Transition to Online Submission

Introduction In September 2022, Petra Chipperfield, the Programme Director of Nursing Studies, approached LEaD’s Digital Education Team with a request to support a change in the way they conducted their presentation assessments for the 2022/23 academic year. In collaboration with my colleague Geraldine Foley, we embarked on a journey to revolutionise their assessment process. This…Continue Reading Enhancing Presentation Assessments: A Successful Transition to Online Submission

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Venn diagram. The three circles are digital, green and just. The central point where they all cross over is labelled 'transitionism'.

Heading back into the room Early 2022, the tide of the immediate pandemic crisis was beginning to recede. Like many of us, I found myself reacclimatising to not having to focus on such a regular and consistent basis on Covid mitigations. As Winter turned to Spring, I began dipping my toe back into being in the physical…Continue Reading Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Learning design and development for a blended programme moving fully online

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LEaD’s Digital education team have been working with civil engineering academics to support them in re-designing a programme which changed from a blended to a fully online mode of delivery. The project ran from March 2021 to April 2023; this post covers how we worked with the programme team, from design to development to delivery…Continue Reading Learning design and development for a blended programme moving fully online

Event Invite: AI and Neurodiversity, what should we be talking about?

Update to this post,  thanks to Dr Jim Turner (LJMU) Current Chair of ELESIG, for this blog post, Charting Uncharted Waters: How ELESIG’s Roundtable Sheds Light on AI’s Neurodiverse Students’ Education which summarises  the webinar and has the following tips. Tips for thinking through AI and Neurodiversity Here is a summary of some of the…Continue Reading Event Invite: AI and Neurodiversity, what should we be talking about?

Enabling student choice in assessment #AHEconference2023

Photograph of person standing in woods with two paths going in opposite directions for them to choose from

This blogpost details how I redesigned and taught an undergraduate history module in 2019, with a particular focus on the development and implementation of enabling students to choose the format of their assessments. I have discussed this briefly before for Jisc, here I go into more detail in support of a poster presentation on this…Continue Reading Enabling student choice in assessment #AHEconference2023

Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, higher education was facing huge challenges in how to respond to a difficult financial and divergent sociopolitical situation; in what way should universities adapt to an uncertain future? One strategic approach is to think about what is important for the learning and development of our students and then decide how…Continue Reading Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space

Colloborative course design – lesson’s learnt from PG Cert in Critical Care

For the last two years I have been fortunate to work with Nursing lecturers Maria Bliss, Julie Robinson, Peachiammal Subramanian and various other City colleagues to collaboratively design and deliver a new Post Graduate Course in Critical Care. This post is a personal reflection on the lessons learnt from being involved in the learning design…Continue Reading Colloborative course design – lesson’s learnt from PG Cert in Critical Care

ISLA Community of Practice

Are you interested in learning more about hybrid teaching and how to implement it effectively? Our community of practice brings together like-minded educators who are keen on exploring new ways of teaching and learning with ISLA technology. Whether you’re an experienced hybrid teacher or just starting out, our community will provide a supportive and collaborative…Continue Reading ISLA Community of Practice