Category: Students & Learning

Reviewing Programme Design – understanding the students’ perspective

Time for Change

  The Challenge The last few months have been hugely chaotic for me. Working remotely wasn’t a surprise, but I hadn’t considered that this space would need to be shared between me and my hubby. Coupled with the fact that I was suddenly faced with having to manage my children whilst working. I found myself

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Webinars – Why Do We Bother?

You may have heard the phrase, let’s not waste a crisis? So why not sign up to lots of webinars to keep ourselves informed and occupied whilst trying to work from home. I’m sure that your inbox holds numerous invitations to webinars and online conferences, promising the holy grail for these times. Magic solutions to

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Campus of the Future

I joined a webinar last month from Germany which was thought provoking and slightly comforting in that it confirmed we are all in the same perplexing situation about what our university will look like in the future. But this is short post on the key points discussed. ‘Do we need new places for learning?’ The

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Moving face-to-face teaching online, with Professor Barney Jones, Laura Kuenssberg and Angela Rayner

Political Headlines

In March 2020 the Educational Technology Team (ETT), which is part of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) at City, University of London (City) was asked a simple question: The request Can you create an online version of a week-long module for the Department of Journalism’s Master’s (MA) students that involves high profile guests answering questions

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Expert tips for getting and keeping a good connection to the internet

drawing of a snail

You may need tinfoil, an ethernet cable and curtains plus a DVD player. While we are all studying or working online from home, it pays to spend some time finding out how to get and keep a good connection to the internet. This selection of tips is gathered from various sources, including OFCOM, WikiHow, The

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Competencies and uncertainty

people standing in fog

In one of my last pub outings in late February, I met up with a friend, a retired NHS consultant, now a life coach to practicing doctors. She had just been to a  presentation by the existential psychotherapist Ernesto Spinelli and was inspired by his talk on ‘uncertainty’.  Over my large G&T, I asked her

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What Type of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students? Update

With reference to this blog from earlier in the year – https://blogs.city.ac.uk/learningatcity/2020/01/13/what-type-of-learning-spaces-should-we-design-for-our-students/#.XqqzXy-ZPOQ It seems appropriate to add that with the current Covid-19 crisis, higher education is facing an enormous challenge in how to respond to the situation and how to adapt to an uncertain future. One strategic approach is to think about what is important

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Revisiting Flipped learning for online engagement

Mani n lecture hall

This is part three of my write up about the ELSE project event that I attended in Milan at the beginning of February just a couple of weeks before the current outbreak of COVID 19 and I don’t think it is an understatement to feel totally floored about what the past few weeks have done

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Well-being and remote working for City, University of London

There is some very useful advice here about developing on-line material for your students, but don’t forget to look after yourself and your team as well. This is a small selection of related external links that we feel will provide helpful ideas and guidance during this very difficult and stressful time as we deal with

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Developing online teaching and learning

Planning a fully online course takes significant time and resources Unfortunately, coronavirus means that everyone is being asked to develop online solutions to ensure continuity of teaching. The Educational Technology Team in LEaD have put together some brief guidance which we hope will help you to transition your face-to-face teaching online. Don’t try to replicate

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