Student Voice Award 2010: Elliot Schatzberger, City Law School

Elliot Schatzberger won a student nominated Student Voice Award for the City Law School in 2010. Students reported that: “Elliot Schatzberger is an excellent teacher.  He is not only good at engaging students, but ensures that every word he says sticks in the minds of his pupils.  He is thorough and goes at a great…Continue Reading Student Voice Award 2010: Elliot Schatzberger, City Law School

Ketso

http://www.ketso.com/ Ketso is a beautiful, tactile tool that can be used to run workshops and create action plans.  The main benefit of Ketso is in enabling all participants to have a voice.  The website describes Ketso as “a toolkit for creative and effective engagement. It is designed to encourage creative thinking, and to engage people…Continue Reading Ketso

NVivo Training To Support Qualitative Research in Higher Education

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In my hand I hold a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ for attending an ‘Induction to NVivo Training’. This is significant because I am now able to use a computer aided qualitative data analysis software to analyse a number of interview transcripts I have from a current education technology research project. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT Bryman (2009)  points out…Continue Reading NVivo Training To Support Qualitative Research in Higher Education

Sharing your conference sessions and thoughts

A great way to share your conference attendence, thoughts and information from sessions is to start you own Blog. This helps others who could not attend to still be able to join in. Set up an account just for conferences using a google blog or wordpress like this site Add notes from sessions and photos Put…Continue Reading Sharing your conference sessions and thoughts

Tips for writing student facing module and programme specifications

At City University London all our programme and module specifications are written so they are aimed at the students. In order for these to be clear for students here are some tips to making these clear. 10 Tips for writing student facing documents The purpose of writing student facing documents is to ensure the students…Continue Reading Tips for writing student facing module and programme specifications

Patchwork Text, PDP and e-portfolio approach to Curriculum Design

A regional workshop programme delivered by the Centre for Recording Achievement with support from the Higher Education Academy was run at  Millenium Point in Birmingham. Starting Points: In some institutions Personal Development Planning (PDP) has run the risk of being seen as marginal and bolt on. Yet we also know that PDP connects directly to…Continue Reading Patchwork Text, PDP and e-portfolio approach to Curriculum Design

Is text messaging dead?

Earlier in May I was invited to give a keynote presentation at the TxtTools Conference Lets Talk about Txt Conference which was being hosted at the University.  TxtTools is a system that enables mass notification of students (or users) via text messaging. It can also enable you to post text messages to a predetermined number…Continue Reading Is text messaging dead?

Learning Development Project – Dr Sara Jones

Dr Sara Jones from the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design is conducting a project titled ‘Exploring the Potential of Digitally Augmented Spaces to Enhance Students’ Experience of Problem-Based Learning in Design’. Her project is based in the School of Informatics and was conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Creativity in Professional practice in 2011….Continue Reading Learning Development Project – Dr Sara Jones

Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change

Peter Bregman (2007) Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change, Space for Change, New York Change is notoriously difficult to manage.  This guide won’t make change easy or problem free but it will give great insight, tools and strategies that increase chances of success. This guide refers to a big change but…Continue Reading Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change

Digital researcher event. British Library 16.05.2011.

Hosted by Vitae www.vitae.ac.uk This was a fascinating series of 6 presentations about different aspects of digital research, followed by a tour of the British Library’s Growing Knowledge exhibition where some of the tools under development for the next stage of the digital revolution were demonstrated to us. All of the presentations were valuable, but…Continue Reading Digital researcher event. British Library 16.05.2011.