Tag: City University London

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

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

Learning Spaces, the new frontier…

I was rather pleased to be the keynote speaker at Newcastle University’s Learning Technology event last week.  I was asked to present City’s Learning Spaces project, and it was a great opportunity to promote the work we are doing, and share our experiences with the wider academic community.  The event was attended by academics, Learning…Continue Reading Learning Spaces, the new frontier…

BETT 2014

I spent yesterday at BETT  (the British Educational Training and Technology Show).  BETT is a giant exhibition for vendors of Educational Technologies.  I went along with colleagues from IS and PAF to investigate classroom technologies.  This year I found some really innovative solutions to provide power in flexible spaces, and for capturing whiteboards, however the most…Continue Reading BETT 2014

The call for abstracts for the 2014 Learning at City Conference is now open to all City Staff.

Learning at City Conference 2014 – Students as Partners in Learning? Wednesday 4th June 2014 | 9am – 6pm We are pleased to open the Call for Abstracts for the 6th Annual Learning at City Conference, to all City University Staff. Following the success of previous conferences, we will also be inviting colleagues from other…Continue Reading The call for abstracts for the 2014 Learning at City Conference is now open to all City Staff.

SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

This blog post is designed to compliment the session – “Inspiring Practice at your Institution”, at the Changing the Learning Landscape event in London on 26th November 2013 in London. On the day a range of City staff will deliver short presentations about their participation and role in a particularly busy year at City, where…Continue Reading SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

Learning Analytics

I recently participated in a  ELESIG symposium on Learner Analytics. An extended introduction of learning analytics and its uses both for educators and learners has already been covered by my fellow colleagues in his previous post. This symposium enabled delegates to adopt a critical stance to the ways in which the analytics was managed and…Continue Reading Learning Analytics

Moodle video: Analytics steal the show

Using online videos for education is fast becoming one of the ways in which lecturers can really share the outside world with students or demonstrate challenging concepts. Video management and publishing are therefore, becoming a core part of the modern day university – from teaching and learning, video assignments, and management of lecture capture content…Continue Reading Moodle video: Analytics steal the show

Join the academe versus research debate

The Learning and Development Centre, as always, is holding an autumn research methods and skills development day on the 4th of December. These events provide excellent opportunities for staff members to share their experiences and network with colleagues. Primarily this is aimed at providing City University London’s doctoral students the opportunity to learn from accomplished researchers…Continue Reading Join the academe versus research debate

Service Now: New Vehicle for Educational Technology queries

What’s happening about educational technology support? We are in a period of transition where a restructure has taken place and a new model of educational technology support is being worked on. You may hear more about it in the next few weeks. Where do I go to ask for any type of educational technology support?…Continue Reading Service Now: New Vehicle for Educational Technology queries