Tag: educational technologies

New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

R101 is a horseshoe-shaped lecture theatre fully equipped with swivel seating

    About five minutes from Northampton Square, nestled above the recently opened CitySport, lie two floors of recently launched City learning spaces. Part of the new Franklin Building, there are eight rooms available for all schools to use for teaching and learning, as well as a meeting room and some social spaces. The space overall…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces at the Franklin Building

Revisiting Graham Gibbs – Improving Student Learning Through Assessment and Feedback

Gibbs

Learning@City 2013 In 2013 the Learning Development Centre invited Graham Gibbs to be the keynote speaker at our annual learning and teaching conference Learning@City. The theme of the conference was Assessment and Feedback and Graham Gibbs is an expert in that area, having carried out substantial research, much as part of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Transforming…Continue Reading Revisiting Graham Gibbs – Improving Student Learning Through Assessment and Feedback

A toe in the waters

Last month, I attended my first conference for the Association of Learning Technologists (ALTc), held at the University of Warwick. Not only was it my first ALTc, but probably also the first time to significantly engage with the wider community of learning technologists working in higher education (HE), at least since joining City. Following are…Continue Reading A toe in the waters

Augmented Reality for Student Induction

The Journalism department recently completed their welcome week for undergraduate students.  Part of their induction was delivered using augmented reality, for the second year running.  Students were arranged into groups and each group received an iPad.  They were asked to visit five locations across the university. Using the Aurasma app they found and scanned an…Continue Reading Augmented Reality for Student Induction

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

Learning Spaces, the new frontier…

I was rather pleased to be the keynote speaker at Newcastle University’s Learning Technology event last week.  I was asked to present City’s Learning Spaces project, and it was a great opportunity to promote the work we are doing, and share our experiences with the wider academic community.  The event was attended by academics, Learning…Continue Reading Learning Spaces, the new frontier…

BETT 2014

I spent yesterday at BETT  (the British Educational Training and Technology Show).  BETT is a giant exhibition for vendors of Educational Technologies.  I went along with colleagues from IS and PAF to investigate classroom technologies.  This year I found some really innovative solutions to provide power in flexible spaces, and for capturing whiteboards, however the most…Continue Reading BETT 2014

Media and Learning Conference, Brussels, December 2013

  In early December I attended the Media and Learning Conference 2013, held in Brussels at the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming or Flemish Ministry for Education. On reflection, this was an enjoyable but predictable conference which left me with the impression that there is in Europe the same enthusiasm for developing multimedia in…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference, Brussels, December 2013

SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

This blog post is designed to compliment the session – “Inspiring Practice at your Institution”, at the Changing the Learning Landscape event in London on 26th November 2013 in London. On the day a range of City staff will deliver short presentations about their participation and role in a particularly busy year at City, where…Continue Reading SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

Service Now: New Vehicle for Educational Technology queries

What’s happening about educational technology support? We are in a period of transition where a restructure has taken place and a new model of educational technology support is being worked on. You may hear more about it in the next few weeks. Where do I go to ask for any type of educational technology support?…Continue Reading Service Now: New Vehicle for Educational Technology queries