Tag: educational technologies

E-assessment journey. Examining excellence


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…Continue Reading E-assessment journey. Examining excellence

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

Moodle icon

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…Continue Reading Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

SmartLearning Text

“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

Interrogating the #HolographicAcademic at #ALTc

cover of 'Speculative Everything' book

#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…Continue Reading Interrogating the #HolographicAcademic at #ALTc

Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

getting ready for the autumn term 2023

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…Continue Reading Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

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

Educational Escape Rooms

A book called making escape rooms

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…Continue Reading Educational Escape Rooms

Understanding Critical Digital Pedagogy

Leigh A Hall (Uni of Wyoming)

This is a guest post, from Prof Leigh A Hall of the University of Wyoming, on Critical Digital Pedagogy. Critical Digital Pedagogy (CDP) is a philosophical approach to teaching that applies concepts of critical pedagogy within a digital context. Under a critical pedagogical approach, we want to create experiences that allow students opportunities to question and challenge dominant beliefs…Continue Reading Understanding Critical Digital Pedagogy

‘I’ll Skype You In’ – LEaD event for International City Week

Aviation UG seminar with remote guest speaker

Do you use tools like Skype or Adobe Connect in your teaching or collaborative research? Have you ever tried to bring a remote speaker into a seminar, or attempted a live collaboration between people at different sites? How well do your webinars run, when all participants are dispersed across different sites? On Wednesday Feb 21st…Continue Reading ‘I’ll Skype You In’ – LEaD event for International City Week

School of Arts and Social Sciences – Video Case Studies

Throughout 2017, the Educational Technology Team in the School of Arts and Social Sciences collected a number of case studies highlighting the efforts of Lecturers to make their teaching and learning more engaging and pedagogically sound with the use of educational technologies. One of these case studies looked at the work of an International Politics…Continue Reading School of Arts and Social Sciences – Video Case Studies