Tag: City University London

Blogs for Learning and Teaching: More then just a passing phase

Blog wordle

Over the last few years, you may have found yourself subscribing to various blogs. These tend to provide bite sized information on areas that interest you. For instance our educational vignettes(created by the Learning Development Centre) enables the dissemination of case studies, reviews, and guidance on learning and teaching in general. However you may have…Continue Reading Blogs for Learning and Teaching: More then just a passing phase

Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures

Chris Wiley - Live-Tweeting During Lectures

My second blog post reflecting on teaching innovations of 2012 is dedicated to my use of Twitter during one undergraduate module in the year just passed. My original intention, in embedding a Twitter widget within one of my Moodle pages, was merely to issue the occasional message to students to aid communication of, for instance,…Continue Reading Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): How Staff are Responding to the Mobile Technologies Their Students Bring With Them to Class

Punk rock lecture

The end of the year yields an opportune time to reflect upon various teaching innovations that have been discussed, written about, and presented earlier in the year, but which have not yet been included on the Educational Vignettes website. In this, the first of a series of end-of-year posts, I offer some thumbnail sketches of…Continue Reading Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): How Staff are Responding to the Mobile Technologies Their Students Bring With Them to Class

Moodle 2: The look and feel of it

As the case with all SLE Working groups, the Moodle look and feel working group have also been busy paving the way to a new look and feel of Moodle with the emphasis on making it a good ‘user‘ experience. All of this work is being done taking into account schools and their requirements as…Continue Reading Moodle 2: The look and feel of it

New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

This is a continuation of ideas being developed around the evaluation of learning spaces at City University London. At City University London there is a need to better understand the effectiveness of new learning spaces that are being created. City University London is currently engaged in the redevelopment of its estate. A major part of this is the re-conceptualization…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

AG24 Evaluation: Open House Drop-in Invitation

AG24 Evaluation- Open House Drop-in Invitation Poster

    See original message here. Time: 12 pm – 2pm Date: Wednesday 5th December 2012 Venue: AG24B, College Building AG24A and B have been designed as flexible learning spaces that enable education with computers or laptops or students’ own devices. Do the spaces work for you? How could the spaces be improved? Do you…Continue Reading AG24 Evaluation: Open House Drop-in Invitation

Shadowing Research Approach in Evaluating Learning Spaces in Higher Education: A Methodological Discussion

AG24 Open House Staff sharing their thoughts with us.

Research is a major part of understanding the impact of new learning spaces at City University London. However, like all Higher Education research, methodological questions soon arise. I had a number of discussions with colleagues working on ‘Learning Spaces Evaluation’ about the best method of developing an understanding of the functionality and effectiveness of the new learning spaces at…Continue Reading Shadowing Research Approach in Evaluating Learning Spaces in Higher Education: A Methodological Discussion

University teaching: insights from a Business Professor of the Year nominee

A month ago, Dr Nick Motson and Professor Meziane Lasfer from the Cass Business School at City were nominated by their past and present students for the Business Professor of the Year award in the ‘only global contest to recognise and reward excellence in Business teaching’.   I wasn’t surprised that Nick had been nominated…Continue Reading University teaching: insights from a Business Professor of the Year nominee