Tag: educational technology

Designing better learning environments – the M25 Learning Technology Group comes to City

On 24th July, City hosted the M25 Learning Technology Group for the first time since 2011 and welcomed over 35 delegates from around London and the South East. The focus of the session was on designing better learning environments and we looked at both physical and virtual spaces. The #M25LTG kicks off with an introduction…Continue Reading Designing better learning environments – the M25 Learning Technology Group comes to City

Teaching academic writing: a conference in seven tweets

  I recently attended one of the three days of the 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing, hosted this year by Royal Holloway, University of London.  As an Academic Learning Support Tutor, this conference is about as closely related to my work as it gets. As some of the day was…Continue Reading Teaching academic writing: a conference in seven tweets

UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

This is my first blog post for the Department of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) at City, University of London, having started as Senior Lecturer in Educational Development shortly after Easter. I’m settling in well and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone in LEaD. Last week I attended the first day of…Continue Reading UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

Considerations for a Law (CLS) specific future-proofed lecture theatre

In June 2015 the LEaD team ran a focus group with academic staff in the City Law school (CLS) who use the Atkin Lecture Theatre to deliver the schools professional programmes. This review took place as the lecture theatre was seen as not being fit for purpose at that time. The LEaD school relationship lead…Continue Reading Considerations for a Law (CLS) specific future-proofed lecture theatre

Learning Spaces Group – 26th April 2017

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The Learning Spaces Group met on 26th April, to discuss a variety of issues around Learning Spaces and in-class technologies in the Franklin Building. The areas covered were as follows: An update on the Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) Input from staff on Computer Lab spaces Input from staff on how they might change the Great Hall…Continue Reading Learning Spaces Group – 26th April 2017

Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017

The latest Educational Multimedia Group meeting ran on 21st March with a packed agenda and presentations from schools and professional services across City. The presentations covered an array of interesting multimedia use in learning and teaching. Glass Screen Video for Teaching Marine Engineering Matt Goral (Educational Technology Team, LEaD) First up we had Matt talking…Continue Reading Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017

Active Learning at City – Poll Everywhere User Group

Poll Ev 2017 UK Collage

Last month, City, University of London hosted the Poll Everywhere UK User Group. The community event attracted 50 participants from more than 20 UK Higher Education institutions. This was an opportunity to showcase recent developments at the University, like the newly opened entrance and our growing number of enhanced learning spaces, while sharing innovations in technology-enhanced teaching. Poll Everywhere is City’s ‘student response system’, which…Continue Reading Active Learning at City – Poll Everywhere User Group

Leading by example, with lecture capture

Lecture Capture

Do you use lecture capture in your teaching? Margaret Carran, Senior Lecturer at City Law School and Deputy Associate Dean (Education) does, and she’s been sharing her experiences with LEaD, in the latest of our Educational Technology video case studies. This short film takes a different approach from the ‘talking heads’ style and uses animation…Continue Reading Leading by example, with lecture capture

10 Trends in Educational Technology in 2017

This short blog post highlights 10 predictions made by various educational technology companies about what the main trends in 2017 are, that as always may or may not come true. These trends are often the ‘concept cars of education’ only a few features will come true in the near future but it’s still exciting to…Continue Reading 10 Trends in Educational Technology in 2017

Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice

Six colleagues from Learning Success and Student Counselling and Mental Health Services were the first to participate in a series of free Assistive Technology (AT) roadshows provided by TechEd Marketing. In anticipation of imminent changes (i.e. reductions) to Disabled Students Allowance, we have been (1) exploring ways to make better use of AT to promote…Continue Reading Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice