Tag: Curriculum design

Blended teaching of clinical skills (optometry)

Blended Learning:  The training is divided into 7 short course units. Each unit relates to a specific core competency derived from existing ophthalmic speciality competency frameworks that define the knowledge, skills and attributes to undertake extended practice in Medical Retina. Each unit is equivalent to a 1 hour face-to face lecture. Material, activities and recordings centralised on…Continue Reading Blended teaching of clinical skills (optometry)

Moving the Masters in Academic Practice Online

EDM116 – Technology Enabled Academic Practice Double credit module.Masters level. Started in term 2. Shifted 3 full teaching days online New structure:​ 10-11am live teaching – recorded​ 11-12pm activities to work on​ 12-12.30 lunchtime surgery​ 1-3pm activities to work on​ 3-4pm live teaching and wrap – recorded ​ Find out more: https://blogs.city.ac.uk/learningatcity/2020/04/24/teaching-online-learning-in-a-time-of-crisis/#.Xs5LDZ5KhrI​ EDM121 – Developing…Continue Reading Moving the Masters in Academic Practice Online

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

Stress-Free September? Starting the new academic year

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A guest post by Dr Emma Kennedy of Queen Mary, University of London as part of the #HEblogswap initiative September has always been a bittersweet time for me. Like many, I always feel that September is a new beginning (having been ruled by the academic calendar continuously since I started school 25 years ago). However,…Continue Reading Stress-Free September? Starting the new academic year

Principles of Engagement: A Student Engagement Conversation

On the 27th November, I attended a ‘Student Engagement Conversation’ event hosted by The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP). TSEP are a joint venture, funded predominantly by the National Union of Students and Higher Education Funding Council for England, as well as the QAA and GuildHE amongst others. The third of a roadshow series of conversation…Continue Reading Principles of Engagement: A Student Engagement Conversation

Introducing the Blended Learning Theme

Blended Learning is increasing in popularity as an effective way to meet diverse learner requirements and offer increased flexibility for students through the integration of resources and activities in an online environment with face-to-face teaching. The Blended Learning Theme works with academics and professional staff providing expert advice and guidance in combining online elements with…Continue Reading Introducing the Blended Learning Theme

Educational Technology Team Projects

Educational Technology Projects:  The Educational Technology Team supports the use of educational technology through professional development, guidance, consultancy and building relationships. We work across the three themes of Blended Learning, Multimedia and Learning Spaces. Beyond our every day support work and relationship building, we organise the work that we do into projects.  These can range from small activities such…Continue Reading Educational Technology Team Projects

M25 Learning Design

By: Olivia Fox & Lisa Baker The focus of the M25 was on learning design. This post looks at the presentations around learning design, tools to support the process and staff development. Maria Toro-Troconis (Imperial College London) introduced a Blended Learning Design tool BLEnDT©. This tool provides a framework for moving learning designs from face-to-face…Continue Reading M25 Learning Design

Introducing the Educational Technology Team

Educational Technology: In recent years, the range and scale of educational technologies available to City staff and students has changed radically.  For example, Moodle offers a platform to provide course materials, activities and links to a host of tools, lecture capture can record live presentations, CampusPress is our blogging tool, Turnitin supports online assessment, staff…Continue Reading Introducing the Educational Technology Team