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
ALDinHE Annual Conference 2014: Learning Development Spaces and Places
In April, I had the lucky opportunity to attend the Association of Learning Development in Higher Education’s (ALDinHE) annual conference, where themes such as ownership and identity of learning development departments were discussed and explored through a series of lectures and workshops. The keynote speaker was Etienne Wenger-Treyner (EWT), a social learning theorist whose work…Continue Reading ALDinHE Annual Conference 2014: Learning Development Spaces and Places
Robots Invaded my Conference!
I spent last week at ELI in New Orleans, the US eLearning Conference run by Educause. My main purpose for attending was to find out more about what US institutions are doing with Learning Spaces, but as always with ELI I learned so much more, everything was interesting from Robot participants to Neurology lectures. While…Continue Reading Robots Invaded my Conference!
Join the academe versus research debate
The Learning and Development Centre, as always, is holding an autumn research methods and skills development day on the 4th of December. These events provide excellent opportunities for staff members to share their experiences and network with colleagues. Primarily this is aimed at providing City University London’s doctoral students the opportunity to learn from accomplished researchers…Continue Reading Join the academe versus research debate
Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study
I was recently playing host for an Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) Summer Symposium held in one of our very own flexible spaces A109. The highlight of the symposium was the keynote that looked at an example of transforming the students experiences of learning using the flipped classroom model. Who’s…Continue Reading Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study
An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki
In a recent research visit to The Aalto University of Helsinki’s Design Factory my aim was to research and explore innovative learning space ideas that could be incorporated in to the vision for the new multi million pound building project at City University. Here I am posting about one particular learning space that…Continue Reading An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki
Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013
I was asked to run* a session for Learning@City 2013 Conference about the project I have been doing as part of my Learning Development Associate secondment. The project’s focus is the use and impact of technology in physical learning environments at City. Fig. 1 A tree made from paper aeroplanes, particpant views and Wordle As…Continue Reading Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013
Look who’s talking now!
The LDC are hosting the third annual research symposium which sees over 20 doctoral students from a range of subjects and disciplines presenting their research to staff and students.Its an event not to be missed! To find out more about the types of disciplines that will be presenting their research, see the graph below. The…Continue Reading Look who’s talking now!
Space design for transforming a learning experience
The workshop I ran recently as part of The Learning Conference at City proved very productive. The focus was World Class Creative Learning Spaces, with participants formulating ideas on the key qualities of the spaces, and then on the actual physical features needed to uphold these qualities. Four different types of spaces were addressed,…Continue Reading Space design for transforming a learning experience