Tag: Case study

Behind the award-winning CitySCaPE project

  Last month, a team of staff from LEaD and SHS were recognised for innovation in developing healthcare learning materials at an NHS awards ceremony. Their work on CitySCaPE, a multimedia simulated reality learning package targeted at improving healthcare for people with learning disabilities, won a £10,000 first prize at the annual HENCEL (Health Education North…Continue Reading Behind the award-winning CitySCaPE project

CitySCaPE

Our simulated reality multi-media resource is now nearing completion. It has been named CitySCaPE (City Simulated Community and Practice Environment).  It’s been a long process but we think the end is now in sight. We have had  the privilege of working with some very talented young actors who have learning disabilities themselves, some very long…Continue Reading CitySCaPE

Augmented Reality for Student Induction

The Journalism department recently completed their welcome week for undergraduate students.  Part of their induction was delivered using augmented reality, for the second year running.  Students were arranged into groups and each group received an iPad.  They were asked to visit five locations across the university. Using the Aurasma app they found and scanned an…Continue Reading Augmented Reality for Student Induction

Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study

I was recently playing host for an Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) Summer Symposium held in one of our very own flexible spaces A109. The highlight of the symposium was the keynote that looked at an example of transforming the students experiences of learning using the flipped classroom model. Who’s…Continue Reading Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study

Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

City University is embarking on a multi-million Vision project of new building. Over the past year as the Learning Development Associate for Learning Spaces at the LDC I have been researching World Class Learning Spaces Internationally. The LDC together with PAF have pioneered and monitored the use of several innovative pilot learning spaces, including for…Continue Reading Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

    In a recent research visit to The Aalto University of Helsinki’s Design Factory my aim was to research and explore innovative learning space ideas that could be incorporated in to the vision for the new multi million pound building project at City University.  Here I am posting about one particular learning space that…Continue Reading An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

I was asked to run* a session for Learning@City 2013 Conference about the project I have been doing as part of my Learning Development Associate secondment. The project’s focus is the use and impact of technology in physical learning environments at City. Fig. 1 A tree made from paper aeroplanes, particpant views and Wordle As…Continue Reading Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

Space design for transforming a learning experience

  The workshop I ran recently as part of The Learning Conference at City proved very productive. The focus was World Class Creative Learning Spaces, with participants formulating ideas on the key qualities of the spaces, and then on the actual physical features needed to uphold these qualities. Four different types of spaces were addressed,…Continue Reading Space design for transforming a learning experience

Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Helping a cohort of 52 business students to design and curate their exhibition of the 11 week Reflective Practitioner module provided an interesting opportunity for students to come up with imaginative ways of displaying their work. Task   The exhibition design, artefacts and curation represented a piece of course work, and two streams of students were…Continue Reading Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

First-year tutor group on SWOT and Time Management

My final blog post reflecting on newly implemented practices last year is a long-overdue write-up of my experiences teaching different classes in one of City’s innovative Learning Spaces, which have been much talked about recently on Educational Vignettes. I have followed the Learning Spaces project with interest since its inception, so I was delighted that…Continue Reading The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes