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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

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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

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Fearless Facilitation – 7 confidence boosting tips that will make your virtual meetings sing! A review

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  By Connie Tse and Elisabetta Lando (Educational Technologists in LEaD)            Like many people in recent months, we are finding ourselves having to present a lot more online. Not being able to physically interact, read body language, and generally gauge engagement can be a bit intimidating. So, when we both saw that the Learning & Performance Institute, known for

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E-assessment journey. Examining excellence

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In December I attended a conference on e-assessments at BPP University. For me the day seemed to develop in two ways; one focusing more on the philosophy of assessment and the other on the practical side of implementing an e-assessment tool, which in this case was a platform that I had not come across before

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Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

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The full programe of Educational Technology workshops of drop-ins has been published and is now open for bookings. The team is offering a programme of workshops including: An introduction to Moodle for academics Moodle assignments: managing offline feedback and grading Managing online assessment using Turnitin Interpreting Turnitin similarity reports An introduction to lecture capture An

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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,

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Interrogating the #HolographicAcademic at #ALTc

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#altc First session, a design workshop for telepresent future learning with @dompates – Holography and HE and Speculative learning design #HolographicAcademic pic.twitter.com/B4rcG6Bt3W — Dr Sarah Copeland (@XarahC) September 3, 2019 If holographic projection was introduced and adopted by universities, what impacts might there be on teaching and learning? In September 2019, I made my first

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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

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Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

The School of Arts and Social Sciences’ (SASS) inaugural Learning and Teaching Awards took place on 13th June. School staff were encouraged to submit examples of their good practice in relation to teaching and learning, methods of assessment and feedback, employability skills development and student support. From a very strong field, finalists were selected to

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Educational Escape Rooms

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At the LEaD away day this summer, we were introduced to the idea of gamifying teaching and learning. The Educational Technology team was inspired to bring aspects of gamification into our training sessions. This resulted in the Get Your Moodle Fix(ed) game at the start of this academic year. Soon after this, I spotted an

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