Tag: City University London

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

Is chat where it’s at? 

With the rapid shift to online teaching, it is easy to forget that we’re now communicating with our students via software that was, in many cases, designed for business meetings rather than for education.  A key feature of some of these platforms (a Microsoft Teams Meeting, for example) is dual-stream communication: speech and text in parallel, in the form of a spoken presentation and a chat thread.  But…Continue Reading Is chat where it’s at? 

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

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“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Are you interested in playful learning and games-based learning?

lego ducks

…. If so then why not come along to an informal Playful Learning lunchtime meet-up in LEaD hosted by Susannah Quinsee, Director of LEaD and Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development. They are both interested in playful approaches to learning and games and would like to set up a City wide special interest group…Continue Reading Are you interested in playful learning and games-based learning?

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

Promoting Student Success at the 10th annual Learning at City conference

The tenth Learning at City conference will take place on 3rd July 2019 For full information about all sessions and to register visit our web pages Join us for a day sharing good practice in promoting student success led by City, University of London staff and the wider HE community. The overall theme for the…Continue Reading Promoting Student Success at the 10th annual Learning at City conference

Engaging Employability Event…

Advance HE Employability Symposium May 2019  As a brief background, I am a Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography and am involved in the ongoing development of employability support in the School of Health Sciences. I recently attended the Advance HE Employability Symposium in York on 30th June at which delegates from across the UK presented…Continue Reading Engaging Employability Event…

City Learning & Teaching Forum – Student Wellbeing

As part of the LEaD series of Learning and Teaching Fora , the City Students’ Union has been invited to present a workshop on Student Wellbeing to staff at City. The event will encourage staff attending to actively participate and share good practice. After a very short exercise and an introduction from the SU Officers (Kristina,…Continue Reading City Learning & Teaching Forum – Student Wellbeing

My First ALT Conference

The many roles of an Educational Technologist

Personal Reflection on my first ALT Conference: The 2018 Association of Learning Technologists conference was held in Manchester from 10-13 September,  as it was both the first time I’ve attended and presented I was a little apprehensive about what to expect! What I found was a really warm welcome from the conference organisers and all…Continue Reading My First ALT Conference