Category: Learning & Teaching

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

The new digital education landscape – reflections on the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning pulse survey

In December 2022, I chaired a webinar for the UCISA Digital Education Group to present and discuss the findings from the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) pulse survey. In the webinar, we heard from three heads of digital learning – Amy Sampson from Falmouth University, Andy Jaffrey from Ulster University and Vicky Brown from…Continue Reading The new digital education landscape – reflections on the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning pulse survey

How could we enable City students to work and connect together? A pinch of Teams space, a Teaspoon of redesign and a Dollop of trial and error.

Teams Sites - Who, What, When, How and Why?

Have you found yourself asking this question, “Should I implement Microsoft Teams, into my Moodle Module and what’s the point?” Or why would I? Many Programme Leaders and Lecturers ask themselves this same question, and this post aims to tell you about a Teams Sites evaluation conducted at City, University of London. We will help…Continue Reading How could we enable City students to work and connect together? A pinch of Teams space, a Teaspoon of redesign and a Dollop of trial and error.

Teaching Here and There – A podcast series about hybrid teaching in HE

We would be delighted if you would participate in the next podcast, read on… Teaching Here and There is a podcast series that you may be familiar with, we believe its proven to be a useful resource for learning more about hybrid teaching and explores issues, opportunities and real-world experiences. The podcast, which has more…Continue Reading Teaching Here and There – A podcast series about hybrid teaching in HE

‘Team Up’: collaborating with drones in higher education

Drone in foreground, on floor of CitySport gym, man walking towards it in background

Some projects come to us in LEaD Digital Education as fully formed ideas. Our role then is to help to execute somebody else’s vision for educational excellence. Other projects emerge out of iterative conversations and the scramble around for ideas that might just work. The ‘Team Up’ project was one for the latter category. Enter…Continue Reading ‘Team Up’: collaborating with drones in higher education

100 ideas for Active learning 

I recently attended a free online CPD course run by the Active Learning Network on inclusive communities.  Over three online sessions in November, several contributors from the book 100 ideas for active learning presented their ideas and encouraged attendees to try out their activities individually or collaboratively in breakout groups. The workshops were inspiring and thought…Continue Reading 100 ideas for Active learning 

Playful learning research

At City, there are a number of staff engaged in playful practices in relation to their learning and teaching activities, however, often these staff are unconnected to each other.  One of the challenges of developing and designing playful learning opportunities can be finding and connecting with others to experiment and brainstorm playful learning ideas.  In…Continue Reading Playful learning research

Podcasting, not Lecturing

Screenshot of closing slide from The City Law School's Law and Society Podcast presentation at Research in Distance Education conference in 2021. Features closing credits, an image of a microphone and photos of the two academic presenters of the podcast - Drs Adrienne Yong and Sabrina Germain.

In the partly socially distanced world of 2021 and like many other teaching practitioners across the globe, Drs Sabrina Germain and Adrienne Yong from the City Law School took the opportunity to reflect on how they were going to approach a module they were co-teaching, the socio-legal module on Law, Rights, and Context. The result…Continue Reading Podcasting, not Lecturing