On Thursday 24 November 2011, the Student Assessment and Classification Working Group (SACWG) hosted a one-day seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’ at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London. To open the seminar, Dr Marie Stowell (University of Worcester) set out the context for the day in her presentation ‘Efficiency and effectiveness…Continue Reading Review: SACWG seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’
Using Adobe connect for remote tutorials
A bit more of a personal one today. Having had varying degrees of success using Adobe connect in the past I finally bit the bullet and found a volunteer student to do a remote tutorial with. I have to say I rather surprised myself with how successful it was. Prior to the session I uploaded into…Continue Reading Using Adobe connect for remote tutorials
Top tips on making your lectures count!
With a sea of distant heads in front of you bowed over their notes it can be very difficult to tell whether your lectures are working well or not. Students will not answer questions so you cannot tell if they understand. The normal clues are missing and the normal informal methods of finding out do…Continue Reading Top tips on making your lectures count!
Workshop on Assessment Feedback: Centre for Music Studies
On Wednesday 9 November 2011, seven undergraduate students came together for an innovative two-hour afternoon workshop facilitated by Dr Miguel Mera, Dr Ian Pace, and myself (Dr Christopher Wiley) to discuss various issues related to delivery of feedback on the Centre’s BMus programme. While activities of this nature have been undertaken within individual academic modules…Continue Reading Workshop on Assessment Feedback: Centre for Music Studies
Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces
The high level engagement of students with faculty members was one of the most exciting and important aspects of the recent Learning Space Design Forum. We first gained in depth and insightful views from students interviewed by Rae Karimjee, and four students went on to participate in the event. It is clear that City students…Continue Reading Student Engagement in The Design of Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces
Get Ready to SCOF!
The SCOFS (Standardised, Customisable Online Feedback System) project was a Learning Development Project to develop a tool that would address the needs to give increasing amounts of feedback to students in shorter and shorter timescales. The SCOF tool is based around the creation of feedback schemes (the ‘Standardised’ part of the name) which can later…Continue Reading Get Ready to SCOF!
Digital Literacies JISC Workshop. Bristol 6th October 2011.
JISC Design Studio This was one of a series of JISC workshops rolled out across the UK this year ‘to support the development and implementation of institutional approaches to digital literacies across the entire workforce and including students’. It was expertly facilitated by Helen Beetham, Greg Benfield and Paul Bailey, who introduced us to a…Continue Reading Digital Literacies JISC Workshop. Bristol 6th October 2011.
Learning at City Journal
We launched a Learning at City Journal earlier in the year so staff could publish articles about their work related to learning and teaching. The journal will be published twice a year and is available on line with an ISSN number. If you have some work you have been doing and want to share this…Continue Reading Learning at City Journal
The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University
A first ever GM City webinar was held in July and there were 13 participants online. This session consisted of the following: Introduction by me A student perspective on Inductions by Amish Patel( now ex- President of the Student Union) A City case study Sara Jones from Masters in Innovation, Creativity & Leadership An overview…Continue Reading The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University
PREDICT, which stands for ‘Promoting Realistic Engaging Discussions in Curriculum Teams) is a JISC funded project within the Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design Programme. The project focus is to develop a new curriculum design process that is efficient, flexible, focuses on enhancing educational development and the student experience and, is supported with responsive technology to…Continue Reading PREDICT Project