Category: Students & Learning

Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

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“I am delighted to inform you that your application to be an Echo360 Champion was successful. We had a number of very strong applications, but yours was selected because of the relevance of your study, your shared background in educational practice, and your advocacy for Echo360 in recent months.” Dr John Couperthwaite, EMEA Customer Success Manager,…Continue Reading Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

GradVantage Placement: Reflections

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GradVantage Placement: Reflections, by Monjur Miah, Summer 2021 This reflective blog will use a combination of Graham Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle (1988), including the role of feelings and Schön’s Reflection before, during and after a learning process. [1]   Description What happened?   Working as a Learning Spaces Project Officer within LEaD Digital Education, I was responsible for…Continue Reading GradVantage Placement: Reflections

Talking about Inductions

A couple of weeks ago there was an extended summer special Light Lunch session in the Learning and Teaching community on planning for effective student inductions with presentations by Rachael-Anne Knight (SHS), Stian Reimers (SASS), Martin Rich, Clive Holtham (Bayes) Louise Jennings (Head of Student Support). This blog post, co-written by them, summarises the presentations…Continue Reading Talking about Inductions

Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist in LEaD and subsequently used in a first instance to generate digitally accessible transcripts for the individual presentations within City’s third annual Learning and…Continue Reading Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

This Blog is a collaboration by students and speakers involved in the event. Edited by Elisabetta Lando  This was the first Learning and Teaching Exchange where student speakers took to the virtual teaching podium to tell staff how things were going from their perspective.  Some great ideas and some very useful tips were shared. Ruqaiyah Javaid (Vice-President for…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

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  Across the week of 19th to 23rd April, I attended a number of sessions as part of the Active Learning Network’s Global Festival of Active Learning. These ranged from drawing circles, faces and rainbows as part of an open creative studio to taking part in an online escape room. However the session I found…Continue Reading Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

We have been asking our students a range of questions using the Jisc Digital Experience Insights Survey so we can better understand what their experience has been of learning online throughout the pandemic and will be following up with the staff survey soon. The student survey launched on Wednesday 14th April and will run until…Continue Reading What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

‘Camera off or on?’ Live student debate

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By the Digital student assistants on the Students community in Teams. Edited by Elisabetta Lando Our live debate took place on Friday the 26th March in the student community channel.  Our topic was whether we should keep our Cameras  on or off during lectures.  The debate went very well, and we were happy to see people engaging with the community and sharing their ideas, experiences, and…Continue Reading ‘Camera off or on?’ Live student debate

How to make the most of your studies when studying at home?

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by Samantha Kad-Bay (Student Digital adviser on the Student community at City) That is a question that many of us, as students, have been wondering about in the past weeks, or maybe for the past year since university started.  The truth is, there are many ways to make the most out of online studying, it is a matter of applying what…Continue Reading How to make the most of your studies when studying at home?

How are students experiencing learning online? ELESIG present JISC Digital experience insights 2020-2021

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How are students experiencing learning online?  What the data from our digital experience insights 2020-1 student surveys is telling us. Wednesday March 24th 1pm – 2pm, you can sign up using eventbrite. Ruth Drysdale, Senior consultant, data and digital capability, Jisc and Sarah Knight, Head of data and digital capability, Jisc With the continued pandemic, and…Continue Reading How are students experiencing learning online? ELESIG present JISC Digital experience insights 2020-2021