Category: Learning Technologies

‘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 

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

From the Archive: Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

group of students with laptops sitting around a table

From the DA team: this blog was originally published on 21 June 2022 and last updated on 27 October 2022. What are alternative formats on Anthology Ally? Anthology Ally is an online tool on your Moodle modules. It offers an alternative formats tool that you can use to change the format of Moodle resources, such…Continue Reading From the Archive: Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

Vacancy – Educational Technologist

Educational Technologist City, University of London Permanent Salary: £39,745 to £46,047 Closing date: Sunday 6th November 2022, 11:59pm View job description City seeks to recruit an Educational Technologist as part of Digital Education in the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Directorate. LEaD is a multiskilled service that supports, develops, and influences education at City, University of London….Continue Reading Vacancy – Educational Technologist

Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

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Blogging guest from the LSE Towards the end of the last academic year, we were delighted to welcome Michael Taster, the Managing Editor of the LSE Impact Blog to our blog writing group. Michael shared some fascinating insights into how to run a high profile academic blog, how to find new content for the blog…Continue Reading Editing a multi-author blog: experiences from the LSE Impact Blog

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

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

Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

Screenshot of Ed Fidoe, CEO of the London Interdisciplinary School, talk at Digifest. Depicts screenshot of curriculum map from a typical LIS module.

In the HE digital education conferencing and events space, 2022 has been marked by gradual returns to in-person activities as well as, in some cases, their hybridisation. This was in sharp contrast to the emergency shift to online conferencing (or outright cancellation) that many saw in 2020 and the attempts to improve on and extend…Continue Reading Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

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