Tag: active learning

Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice

Six colleagues from Learning Success and Student Counselling and Mental Health Services were the first to participate in a series of free Assistive Technology (AT) roadshows provided by TechEd Marketing. In anticipation of imminent changes (i.e. reductions) to Disabled Students Allowance, we have been (1) exploring ways to make better use of AT to promote…Continue Reading Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice

Lions, CAMLS and neuro-diverse linguists

Sometimes screening students for specific learning differences can be a bit like staggering through a teaching and learning jungle; a place where languages are plenty and, for a dyslexia support tutor, the tools are not quite what you need. Last year, for instance, a student (I’m going to call her ‘Tiger’), whose first language (L1)…Continue Reading Lions, CAMLS and neuro-diverse linguists

DALI – a collaborative approach to learning space design – for Higher Education

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What is DALI? The Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) is a collaboration between City’s schools and professional services (Information Services, Learning enhancement and development and Property and Facilities) which began in January 2015. Funding has been secured to initiate the redesign and renewal of technology in City’s learning spaces. In the summer of 2016 a…Continue Reading DALI – a collaborative approach to learning space design – for Higher Education

Audience response using Poll Everywhere

  This year I have been using Poll Everywhere in my teaching.  Poll Everywhere is an audience response system which allows students to answer a variety of questions in class using their own phones, tablets or laptops, via the web using a data or wifi connection, or via twitter or text message.  Here I describe…Continue Reading Audience response using Poll Everywhere

Shaping the Future of Learning Together – Day 2 at ALT-C 2015

#altc ... connect with the ALT community

The Annual Association for Learning Technology conference (ALTC) took place from the 8th – 10th September, with the theme of ‘Shaping the Future Together’. I attended the second day of the conference as it had elements of Learning Spaces that I was interested in. This post are my highlights, along with a recording on the…Continue Reading Shaping the Future of Learning Together – Day 2 at ALT-C 2015

New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

R101 is a horseshoe-shaped lecture theatre fully equipped with swivel seating

    About five minutes from Northampton Square, nestled above the recently opened CitySport, lie two floors of recently launched City learning spaces. Part of the new Franklin Building, there are eight rooms available for all schools to use for teaching and learning, as well as a meeting room and some social spaces. The space overall…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces - Teaching in Action, Lecturer and Students

April / May workshops please book here. Written by Dominic Pates, Jorge Freire and Santanu Vasant (Learning Spaces Theme) During February LEaD staff delivered a series of workshops aimed at introducing staff to large and small group teaching activities and showcasing the new learning spaces at City. This short article provides highlights from these workshops and…Continue Reading Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Lecture capture: the present and the future

I’ve used both the fixed lecture capture in larger rooms, and personal capture, with some success and had extremely positive feedback on it from students.  It’s usually worth editing the recordings if only to cut out breaks in the lecture, but this is easy to do once you have learned to use the software.  Once…Continue Reading Lecture capture: the present and the future

ELI: Learning Space Design, Technology and Assessment

This year, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative organised a two-day web conference about learning spaces: Re-imagining the Learning Space: Design, Technology and Assessment, where Paul Baepler and J. D. Walker, from the Center for Educational Innovation, at the University of Minnesota, presented. The title of their presentation, “Active Learning Classrooms and Social Context: Changing Relationships to Improve…Continue Reading ELI: Learning Space Design, Technology and Assessment

Rethinking the lecture theatre

'Giants Causeway' by Frédéric Lepied (Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

To enable collaboration and flexibility; the design of a traditional lecture theatre will alter dramatically to enable working together in groups and for the teacher to move between groups. I envisage future lecture space to be more open, with flexible furniture that will allow for reconfiguration and for students and teachers to move around freely….Continue Reading Rethinking the lecture theatre