Tag: active learning

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

Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers

TP Clickers

Turning Point Clickers have performed a faithful student response system service for many years across the University, being borrowed and returned in locations near and far, and this was an excellent system to prove how valuable response systems are for Teaching and Learning. However, like polaroids, yellow pages and casette tapes  the clickers system has…Continue Reading Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers

Team-based Quizzing with Poll Everywhere

Second poll, segmented by teams

INTRODUCING SEGMENTED QUIZZING Keen to try and add some team-based gaming elements to your teaching, but not sure where to start? Feel like you’ve taken Poll Everywhere about as far as you can in your classes, but would still like to take it to a next level? I might have just this thing for you….Continue Reading Team-based Quizzing with Poll Everywhere

Actively Inducting BA Journalism Students – The Round University Challenge

The Educational Technology Team recently helped the BA Journalism Programme team to redesign a student induction session – The Round University Challenge – for their Year 1 students. The Aim of the Session For students to become familiar with the Campus, and particular locations that will become important to them To help students to get…Continue Reading Actively Inducting BA Journalism Students – The Round University Challenge

DALI lights up over 40 learning spaces – here at City

DALI work in progress

                      DALI  –  An update from the Designing Active Learning Initiative The transformation of City’s learning spaces is taking place over the summer months, for the second year running. From September 2017 City’s staff and students will benefit from the new DALI podium (Pod) in over 40 of the 200…Continue Reading DALI lights up over 40 learning spaces – here at City

Considerations for a Law (CLS) specific future-proofed lecture theatre

In June 2015 the LEaD team ran a focus group with academic staff in the City Law school (CLS) who use the Atkin Lecture Theatre to deliver the schools professional programmes. This review took place as the lecture theatre was seen as not being fit for purpose at that time. The LEaD school relationship lead…Continue Reading Considerations for a Law (CLS) specific future-proofed lecture theatre

Learning Spaces Group – 26th April 2017

AG24a-Students-Using-Lab-2017

The Learning Spaces Group met on 26th April, to discuss a variety of issues around Learning Spaces and in-class technologies in the Franklin Building. The areas covered were as follows: An update on the Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) Input from staff on Computer Lab spaces Input from staff on how they might change the Great Hall…Continue Reading Learning Spaces Group – 26th April 2017

Active Learning at City – Poll Everywhere User Group

Poll Ev 2017 UK Collage

Last month, City, University of London hosted the Poll Everywhere UK User Group. The community event attracted 50 participants from more than 20 UK Higher Education institutions. This was an opportunity to showcase recent developments at the University, like the newly opened entrance and our growing number of enhanced learning spaces, while sharing innovations in technology-enhanced teaching. Poll Everywhere is City’s ‘student response system’, which…Continue Reading Active Learning at City – Poll Everywhere User Group

Video for learning: interactivity

In this series of blog posts I am looking through the enhancements to Mediaspace, City’s online platform for creating, sharing and publishing educational video, which have been implemented this summer. One of the chief enhancements is the launch of the Video Quiz, a completely new tool in Mediaspace, which is accessble either through mediaspace.city.ac.uk or…Continue Reading Video for learning: interactivity