Media and Learning Conference 2023

Every summer, the Media & Learning Association holds an annual gathering to showcase and discuss the use of media in education. The 10th anniversary conference was hosted in the beautiful city of Leuven near Brussels. I had the privilege of attending and presenting this year, together with my colleague Dominic Pates. The two-day event was…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference 2023

Learning as process in an AI world.

The online LEaD Light Lunch in the digital Learning and Teaching community is in its third academic year, having started  back in lockdown in 2020. This year, we’re trying something new by introducing monthly themes to ensure consistency and hopefully involve more people, across the university, in sharing ideas. The theme for October is “Assessment…Continue Reading Learning as process in an AI world.

Enhanced Support for Hybrid Teaching using Student Co-Pilots

Remote speaker with in-room facilitatr

Building upon previous assessments of staff and student experiences with ISLA at City University of London, wherein staff conveyed a requirement for improved and prompt technical support within the classroom during hybrid teaching sessions, this communication serves as an update on a subsequent evaluation carried out on the Citywide ISLA Co-Pilot support program. The evaluation,…Continue Reading Enhanced Support for Hybrid Teaching using Student Co-Pilots

EUNIS Congress Day 2 – innovative pedagogy, hybrid learning, learning spaces and trends in IT and digital education

Audience looking at a slide with a picture of a blackboard with a human and robotic teacher in front.

This year’s EUNIS congress focussed on digital transformation: the challenges and opportunities ahead. Taking place at the University of Vigo in Spain in June over 200 delegates from across Europe enjoyed three days of interesting talks and workshops. Julie Voce (City, University of London) and Melanie Barrand (University of Leeds) are members of the UCISA Digital Education Group and were funded…Continue Reading EUNIS Congress Day 2 – innovative pedagogy, hybrid learning, learning spaces and trends in IT and digital education

EUNIS congress 2023 – Day 1 – European Universities Alliance, AI, digital credentials and digital maturity

Sue Attewell presenting a slide about where to draw the line with AI

This year’s EUNIS congress focussed on digital transformation: the challenges and opportunities ahead. Taking place at the University of Vigo in Spain in June over 200 delegates from across Europe enjoyed three days of interesting talks and workshops. Julie Voce (City, University of London) and Melanie Barrand (University of Leeds) are members of the UCISA Digital Education Group and were funded…Continue Reading EUNIS congress 2023 – Day 1 – European Universities Alliance, AI, digital credentials and digital maturity

Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

4 benefits to using Teams Sites to help students connect and collaborate in their Learning?

If the answer is Yes then please make contact with the City Digital Education Team. We are really keen to collate recent case studies of modules that have used Teams Sites that help students along with their Moodle Modules.  Here’s why Teams Sites can be a helpful addition to your Moodle Module. Teams Sites can…Continue Reading Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

A realistic look at EdTech, common misconceptions, and how to prepare for the future

Educational technology holds great promise, yet many academics and university managers still have reservations. In this published article by Media and Learning, I take a look at the most common ed-tech myths and provide research-backed strategies for future learning technology. Edtech misconceptions are common but can be overcome with evidence and evaluation. With training and…Continue Reading A realistic look at EdTech, common misconceptions, and how to prepare for the future

Igniting creativity in assessment design and feedback

A new Assessment Design and Feedback module As you welcome the new academic year, are you considering modifying or designing a new assessment for a module or programme? Do you want to infuse some creativity into your assessment and feedback strategies? Are you keen to explore the dynamic relationship between technology and pedagogy? If so,…Continue Reading Igniting creativity in assessment design and feedback

New research article: Post-pandemic learning technology developments

View of the back of a person wearing a red top and headphones, holding a pen and looking at a laptop screen.

Over the past two years, a series of papers has been published on the emergency remote teaching (ERT) phase. These articles have highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning and teaching practices across HE institutions and the spur it provided to instructors to embrace digital teaching methods – the so-called ‘pivot to online…Continue Reading New research article: Post-pandemic learning technology developments

A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module

This checklist is designed to help staff who are preparing and refreshing their Moodle modules for the new academic year. It has been compiled by colleagues in LEaD and links to our Digital Accessibility guide and support offer. City staff can also log in to access our Digital Accessibility Sharepoint Site. About Digital Accessibility at…Continue Reading A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module