Tag: active learning

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

Ditching the flipcharts: how we are exploring online workshops

Trello board created for the workshop

The MAfS team often uses workshops as a tool to tap into the collective wisdom of a project team or a group of stakeholders involved in a project. While we usually rely on face to face workshops and make use of flipcharts, pens and seemingly never-ending post-its to do so, the current online mode of working required us to forgo the sweets and take a different approach.  We…Continue Reading Ditching the flipcharts: how we are exploring online workshops

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

With reference to recent posts on the event last autumn at Orangebox on SmartLearning, it reminded me just how important this subject really is, and its relevance for City, with planning for the creation of more large lecture theatres to cater for ever growing numbers of students. Often identified as iGen, these are our students,…Continue Reading What Type of Learning Spaces Should We Design for our Students?

Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

Small group teaching online toolkit

Last week the LEaD School of Health Sciences (SHS)  and School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) School Liaison Team ran its Autumn term Innovators’ session. We had the pleasure of hearing about SASS lecturer Leonie Fleischmann’s online toolkit of teaching activities, which she developed in collaboration with LEaD….Continue Reading Autumn Teaching Innovators’ event: Leonie Fleischmann and the teaching activities toolkit

4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit

Blogpost from Barcelona, September 2019. Day 1 The conference, branded as the 4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit organised by Luxatia International was chaired by Mark Swales, Head of Estates and Facilities from Sheffield Hallam University. He gave each presenter a clear introduction and managed the Q&A sessions well afterwards. One of the most positive aspects was his…Continue Reading 4th Innovative Learning Spaces Summit

50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

OTLT view Sept 2019

  The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) project, spent the Summer busily focussing on our fourth year of works, to deliver updated educational technology in 31 learning spaces, including 10 existing and 21 new spaces at Whiskin Street, in time for the start of the new academic year 2019/20. These improved spaces, now with DALI aligned teaching equipment, have been spread out…Continue Reading 50 % * of our teaching rooms in the University have been improved – with a new DALI teaching Pod

Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

I have been most fortunate this year to have had the privilege of attending several events at our university and I am truly grateful for that especially after returning from my second maternity leave. When you return to work after an extended period, in many ways, it does feel like you are starting again, therefore it’s…Continue Reading Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

The School of Arts and Social Sciences’ (SASS) inaugural Learning and Teaching Awards took place on 13th June. School staff were encouraged to submit examples of their good practice in relation to teaching and learning, methods of assessment and feedback, employability skills development and student support. From a very strong field, finalists were selected to…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

Not Just for Surveys: Qualtrics for Game-Based Learning

As an educational technologist, one of my favourite challenges is to re-purpose technology to fit teaching and learning needs. The best example of this to date for me is using Qualtrics, branded as “Research, Survey and Experience Software” to create a treasure hunt-style induction game for first year undergraduate students!  Context  The Round the University…Continue Reading Not Just for Surveys: Qualtrics for Game-Based Learning

And the winner is…Health’s Got Talent 2018

Health’s Got Talent is the School of Health Science’s (SHS) annual learning and teaching showcase. The ten finalists this year presented an impressive array of projects. Learning and Teaching Awards with cash prizes were provided by LEaD. The difficult job of awarding the prizes was in the capable hands of the judges: Professor Debra Salmon (Dean of SHS), Professor Pam Parker (Deputy Director of LEaD), Malek Areb (Student Union President) and Patrick Burke…Continue Reading And the winner is…Health’s Got Talent 2018