Tag: innovation

Podcasting, not Lecturing

Screenshot of closing slide from The City Law School's Law and Society Podcast presentation at Research in Distance Education conference in 2021. Features closing credits, an image of a microphone and photos of the two academic presenters of the podcast - Drs Adrienne Yong and Sabrina Germain.

In the partly socially distanced world of 2021 and like many other teaching practitioners across the globe, Drs Sabrina Germain and Adrienne Yong from the City Law School took the opportunity to reflect on how they were going to approach a module they were co-teaching, the socio-legal module on Law, Rights, and Context. The result…Continue Reading Podcasting, not Lecturing

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

Eco/logical learning and simulation environments in H.E.Part 1


Milan-home of Dolce e Gabbana, aperitivos and great front doors! But also of the polytechnic of Milan. I am here for ELSE, an Erasmus + Project on digital technologies and pedagogical innovation in HE. I am especially curious to see how these ideas are developing in Italy and there were some great presentations by academics…Continue Reading Eco/logical learning and simulation environments in H.E.Part 1

E-assessment journey. Examining excellence


In December I attended a conference on e-assessments at BPP University. For me the day seemed to develop in two ways; one focusing more on the philosophy of assessment and the other on the practical side of implementing an e-assessment tool, which in this case was a platform that I had not come across before…Continue Reading E-assessment journey. Examining excellence

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

SmartLearning Text

“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

3rd Cass Teaching and Learning Exchange

Afternoon tea and networking

On a sunny afternoon on 17th July 2019, academic and professional colleagues came together on the 6th floor at Bunhill Row for the 3rd Cass Teaching and Learning Exchange. The two-hour event was again introduced by Dr Martin Rich, Course Director, BSc Business Management, who co-hosted with Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). Once again colleagues…Continue Reading 3rd Cass Teaching and Learning Exchange

Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

The School of Arts and Social Sciences’ (SASS) inaugural Learning and Teaching Awards took place on 13th June. School staff were encouraged to submit examples of their good practice in relation to teaching and learning, methods of assessment and feedback, employability skills development and student support. From a very strong field, finalists were selected to…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Awards – SASS (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

The untapped potential of pedagogic research

LEaD are thrilled to announce that Tansy Jessop, Professor of Research Informed Teaching at Solent University will be joining us to celebrate the launch of the LEaDER Centre at City, University of London. Tansy will give the keynote at the launch event next Tuesday (8th January) on the untapped potential of pedagogic research.   This talk explores the…Continue Reading The untapped potential of pedagogic research

Educational Escape Rooms

A book called making escape rooms

At the LEaD away day this summer, we were introduced to the idea of gamifying teaching and learning. The Educational Technology team was inspired to bring aspects of gamification into our training sessions. This resulted in the Get Your Moodle Fix(ed) game at the start of this academic year. Soon after this, I spotted an…Continue Reading Educational Escape Rooms

Funding opportunity to develop your teaching

Would you like to implement a new approach to teaching or a new assessment activity? Or, do you want to undertake a research study to evaluate an approach you have already implemented?   If you are a member of City, University of London staff, Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) have a fund available to help…Continue Reading Funding opportunity to develop your teaching