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CitySpace Switchoff Party

After 8 years of service to the University, CitySpace has been switched off.  This event was commemorated with the collection of obituary entries on this blog from staff and students and a small party. CitySpace, formerly known as City Online Learning, used the operating system WebCT Vista and was first used on courses at City

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CitySpace Obituary: Dilip Parmar

Dilip Parmer is Learning Support Officer at Cass Business School They say you never forget your first love and I shall never forget my first e-learning ‘experience’ which happened to be Cityspace. Like a fumbling teenager, I unclipped the gradebook and uncovered a whole new world of weighted gradings and datatypes. I was in heaven.

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CitySpace Obituary

Member of staff, School of Informatics Memories and conversations I have had: in Haiku form and other dialogue snippets. Crashed on sign-in Java update? Again? What the…? Can’t use back button Patch ruins tools Call BlackBoard. Am then told: “You are teaching wrong” Staff whine constantly As if I am responsible for this travesty  “I

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CitySpace Obituary: Monika Eady

Monika Eady is Computer Services Manager at City Law School (CLS) I have been involved with CitySpace (WebCT) throughout. Before it was introduced I used to upload student materials on the website every Friday afternoon. Initially I continued to do so with the new tool, but over the years the academic staff got the hang

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CitySpace Obituary: Matthew Eanor

Matthew Eanor, former member of staff, Learning Development Centre Ah, CitySpace – such fond memories I have of you. I remember how much of my time you ate up as I tried to fit our esoteric undergrad and postgrad programme structures into your inflexible module system. I remember the annual processions of students we had

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Cityspace obituary: Susannah Quinsee

There are so many memories of Cityspace and the early days, so here are my top ten “highlights” – some of them I have tried to bury in the depths of my memory but alas they have all come flooding back…. 1. As part of the installation City had a week of consultancy with some

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CitySpace Obituary: Peter Kogan

Peter Kogan, Work-based Learning Advisor, School of Informatics I’d never used a VLE before I joined City in 2004, so CitySpace was my first…VLE. I thought it was amazing in many ways, but mainly in that its accessibility and usability were infinitely superior to the SPIN (spreadsheet + Post-It Note) systems I had used in

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CitySpace Obituary: Einav Avni

Einav Avni , Experience Architect and former City student. Cityspace was going to be an amazing tool – one where you could find content and sources, leave comments and questions for tutors and peers, submit coursework and see marks. In reality, materials were not so easy to actually see / download and peers and tutors

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CitySpace Obituary: Olivia Fox

Olivia Fox is a Learning Development Consultant in the LDC: “Aaah CitySpace – so many memories! I started working in E-Learning Services as a Support Officer in 2005 and a large part of my role was in supporting staff and students through the CitySpace Helpdesk. I was kept busy trying to resolve staff and student

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