Category: Students & Learning

Digital literacy skills and online student groups

Last year I wrote a blog (Lando 2022), about WhatsApp, where students go to organize themselves into study groups away from their formal online learning environments at university or college. In this blog, by looking at some feedback, from a recent evaluation that we carried out in LEaD (Learning Enhancement and Development department) on the…Continue Reading Digital literacy skills and online student groups

‘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

Webinar: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all | Oct 27th 12.00-13.00

  How do you make decisions in your daily life and in your professional life when deciding who and what to trust? Are you worried about the increasing amount of fake news and misinformation circulating online? If you teach others, how do you  support your students to critical analyse and evaluate the content they find…Continue Reading Webinar: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all | Oct 27th 12.00-13.00

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

hands laid across a tree trunk

From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 2, I will discuss the session I attended on peer mentoring. In Part 1, I talked about a session I attended on duoethnography. As I mentioned in my first blog…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

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

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

Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Health’s Got Talent is back   After a pandemic-related pause of two years, Health’s Got Talent (HGT) returned on 14th July in a new hybrid format. HGT is the School of Health and Psychological Sciences’ (SHPS) showcase event for celebrating and sharing good practice in teaching and learning. Staff from each of the school’s six…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?

People in a conference theatre laughing and smiling towards the presenter

Are you wondering if you should attend the Learning at City Conference? Take a look back at conferences past:       With the Learning at City conference 2022 on the horizon at the end of June let’s take a look back at some of our previous posts and resources from past conferences: Way back…Continue Reading Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?