Nominal Group Technique

I attended an ELESIG webinar on Student Engagement Methods: a focus on the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) on 29 February 2012. The session focused on how this technique could be used to elicit feedback from students (or staff) on their experiences of learning technology or for them to give feedback on their learning. This technique…Continue Reading Nominal Group Technique

Review: SACWG seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’

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’

LDC Showcase debate 1st February 2012

An innovation to this year’s Learning Development Centre Showcase event was to open with a debate. The suggestion to hold a debate came from the Associate Deans for Education and the theme was chosen to reflect the focus of the LDC’s work for this year on Assessment and Feedback, which will also form the focus…Continue Reading LDC Showcase debate 1st February 2012

Digital Researcher 2012

Digital Researcher 2012. British Library 20.02.2012. Having been placed on the waiting list for this event I was pleased to discover three days beforehand that I had managed to squeeze in as one of the 113 participants in the Digital Researcher 2012 workshop at the British Library. There were many more virtual participants via Twitter…Continue Reading Digital Researcher 2012

What do Cowboys and Higher Education Technology have in common? EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2012

What do Cowboys and Higher Education Technology have in common? Nothing!! Well that’s not exactly true, the connection is that one of the largest Educational Technology organizations was in Texas last week and I with two fellow City University London colleagues were there to witness it. Last week I presented at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative…Continue Reading What do Cowboys and Higher Education Technology have in common? EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2012

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

Moodle vs My City

Case Study: Dr Emma-Jane Berridge senior lecturer in the Educational Development Unit in the School of Health Sciences. Dr Berridge has been leading on the introduction of TEL into the new nursing curriculum. In this case study she discusses her choice of methods for communication and collaboration. I had real high hopes for My City….Continue Reading Moodle vs My City

New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education

Each year the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) holds an annual conference for its members, with a dedicated preceding conference for members who are newer HE researchers. Having helped co-ordinate Newer Researcher events over 2011, along with colleagues Patrick Baughan (from City) and Saranne Weller (from Kings College London), this was the first…Continue Reading New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education

Communication, Curriculums and Karen.

Case study: Communication in Curriculum Design . Karen Rawlings-Anderson. Senior Lecturer. School of Health Sciences. Karen has recently taken on the role of leading the design of the new curriculum to be delivered across the nursing programs starting in September  2012. This mammoth task has required the coordination of input from a large number of…Continue Reading Communication, Curriculums and Karen.