Tag: educational technologies

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

SLE Achievements 2012-13

An enormous number of projects have been completed during the academic year 2012-13.  Strategic Learning Environment projects and work have been underpinned by the Educational Technology Community, a network of educational technology and other professional services staff and academics from the centre and all schools, using a system of meetings and working groups. This method…Continue Reading SLE Achievements 2012-13

Moodle 2: How to guides and resources

Now that the new Moodle is in operation, you will be invited to a training session via your local educational technology teams. However you might also want some further help and general ‘how to’ guides on our full range of educational technologies. Previously, the guidance on educational technologies has been delivered in various ways but…Continue Reading Moodle 2: How to guides and resources

Moodle 2: Coming to City University in Spring 2013

As has already been mentioned in Educational Vignettes, City University London’s educational technologies are receiving an investment boost. Moodle, being the chief technology we use, is getting the greatest investment, with it undergoing an upgrade (to move to version 2, rather than the 1.9 we are currently on) and a a re-design with the help…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Coming to City University in Spring 2013