Tag: educational technology

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

Educational Multimedia Group – 20th April 2016

At the last Educational Multimedia Group we introduced our brand new MILL (Media and Innovation Learning Lab) facilities which can be found next to the new LEaD office on the 3rd floor of the University building.  These include a soundproofed digital production studio with two 4K cameras, autocue and a control booth (and will soon…Continue Reading Educational Multimedia Group – 20th April 2016

Reaching out to distance learners: using Adobe Connect to broadcast a workshop online

Screenshot of Adobe Connect page for a workshop on plagiarism and referencing.

Some City students have said that they find it hard to attend the Academic Learning Support workshops, which are normally run at lunchtime. A number of these students were part-time or distance learners. Whilst we do use Lecture Capture to record sessions for students to view at a later date, this service is not currently…Continue Reading Reaching out to distance learners: using Adobe Connect to broadcast a workshop online

Behind the award-winning CitySCaPE project

  Last month, a team of staff from LEaD and SHS were recognised for innovation in developing healthcare learning materials at an NHS awards ceremony. Their work on CitySCaPE, a multimedia simulated reality learning package targeted at improving healthcare for people with learning disabilities, won a £10,000 first prize at the annual HENCEL (Health Education North…Continue Reading Behind the award-winning CitySCaPE project

Educational Technology at scale: Bett 2016 review

Now over 30 years old, The Bett Show is a huge London-based event for showcasing the uses of information technologies in education, spanning primary to tertiary and skills. A couple of LEaD staff were invited to participate in some of this year’s speaker sessions, myself included. This post covers some of what I got out of…Continue Reading Educational Technology at scale: Bett 2016 review

ICERI (International Conference on Education Research and Innovation) November 2015

Seville November 16th -18th 2015 By Neal Sumner I was pleased to return after two years to the ICERI conference held in November in Seville to present a follow-up paper entitled ‘Moving forward with a blended learning curriculum: a case study in collaboration’, which I had co-authored with Karen Rawlings Anderson from the School of…Continue Reading ICERI (International Conference on Education Research and Innovation) November 2015

Educational Technology & Learning Spaces Survey 2015

What successes have you had in using educational technology this year?  What has held you back from engaging with educational technologies?  What educational technologies and learning spaces have you used and would you like to use? City University London staff are invited to participate in LEaD‘s annual Educational Technology and Learning Spaces survey https://goo.gl/3vCpgT.  This is your opportunity…Continue Reading Educational Technology & Learning Spaces Survey 2015

Health’s Got Talent: Student, Academic and Ed Tech collaboration

In April 2015 I met with Ursula Smith, Programme Manager for undergraduate Child Health programmes and now Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught, CPPD and Workforce Development in SHS. She told me about a project she had wanted to start which would take students out of the lecture room and clinical skills lab, and give them…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent: Student, Academic and Ed Tech collaboration

Report on the JISC Digifest 2015

Jo Richardson and Mo Pamplin from LEAD attended the JISC Digifest in March 2015, which featured a range of exhibitions, case studies, presentations and workshops themed around educational technologies in further and higher education. The event was well-attended by educational technologists, IT professionals and academics, and generously funded by JISC themselves. It was a great…Continue Reading Report on the JISC Digifest 2015