Category: Projects

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

New Learning Analytics Pilot System to help identify students needing support

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LEaD and IT have launched a new Learning Analytics Pilot System, to help staff identify students who may not be engaging with their studies, in order to provide them with tailored support.  The dashboard provides staff with Moodle engagement data and formal assessment results. Work is also underway to incorporate other data sources, such as attendance.   The…Continue Reading New Learning Analytics Pilot System to help identify students needing support

Lecture Capture Access – grows in smaller spaces

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Lecture Capture will appear in many more spaces from September 2020 – when most of the DALI learning spaces between 30 to 55 capacity will be lecture capture enabled. This is in addition to all spaces that are 60 plus. Overall we will have moved from 57 spaces in September 2019 to 100 spaces from…Continue Reading Lecture Capture Access – grows in smaller spaces

Let’s Get Active – in January 2020, with 12 new DALI Pods, more whiteboard space and lecture capture comes to the seminar room

  The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the winter obtaining feedback from staff on their experiences of teaching in B200 and Franklin, thanks to all staff who contributed. We are thrilled to tell you that by the end of January, 12 more teaching spaces have been reviewed. All of these learning spaces (seminar, small lecture rooms and…Continue Reading Let’s Get Active – in January 2020, with 12 new DALI Pods, more whiteboard space and lecture capture comes to the seminar room

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

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“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Growing Access To Lecture Capture – the GALA Project Launches

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“Lecture capture is life changing. I took a course where the subject matter was really new to me. It was really late in the semester before I felt like the key concepts clicked. Lecture capture meant I could go back and watch lectures again, and get a better appreciation for the content that built on…Continue Reading Growing Access To Lecture Capture – the GALA Project Launches

Learning Analytics Project Update – October 2019

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OBJECTIVES The Learning Analytics Project (LeAP) is a project that focuses on implementing a central data dashboard to provide staff with a clearer picture of student engagement with educational activities across modules and programmes. The dashboard’s visualisations could help staff to identify which students are at risk and those students can be provided with appropriate, tailored and timely support…Continue Reading Learning Analytics Project Update – October 2019

Data, predictions and hidden learning environments at ALT-C

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This year’s Association for Learning Technology conference (ALT-C) was themed Data, Dialogue, Doing. As we have just finished phase one of our Learning Analytics Project (LeAP), I attended with my Learning Analytics hat on to find out more about what others in the sector are doing. Sue Beckingham’s opening keynote set the scene by talking…Continue Reading Data, predictions and hidden learning environments at ALT-C

50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

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  The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the Summer busily focussing on our fourth year of works, to deliver updated educational technology in 31 learning spaces, including 10 existing and 21 new spaces at Whiskin Street, in time for the start of the new academic year 2019/20. These improved spaces, now with DALI aligned teaching equipment, have been spread out…Continue Reading 50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19

Would you like to play a game? One of my favourite sessions at EUNIS19 was the snakes and ladders game presented by Gill Ferrell and Eleanor Magennis based on the ucisa Learning Spaces toolkit. The presentation showcased some of the spaces in the toolkit and mentioned two items of interest: Research on social learning spaces…Continue Reading Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19