Tag: innovation

Is It Time To Ban Laptops In Meeting Rooms? Part of a Bigger Picture

A recent article from software developer Trello, suggests that from learning space to conference hall, the bottom line is that there is a difference between multitasking and “task switching.” The distractible mind…a few thoughts from Clerkenwell Design Week #CDW18. Worth a read for students and us, especially as academics, ‘engagers’ and supporters of learning The creative director of a UK…Continue Reading Is It Time To Ban Laptops In Meeting Rooms? Part of a Bigger Picture

Sky-diving from College Building clock tower

sky-diving

I’ve done some exciting things during my thirteen (and a third) years at City, but I think this just about caps the lot. It was just before my last appraisal meeting that the idea of jumping off a tall building first came to mind. I was a little bit early for the meeting (I just…Continue Reading Sky-diving from College Building clock tower

SASS Innovators Lunch Event: Poll Everywhere with Jayne Morgan

On the 3rd of May we ran our first SASS Innovators Lunch. Jayne Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, School of Health Sciences presented on the effective use of Poll Everywhere in face-to-face teaching and shared with us her top tips on how to use it to enhance student learning. SASS Innovators lunch it’s a…Continue Reading SASS Innovators Lunch Event: Poll Everywhere with Jayne Morgan

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

Innovations in STEM teaching

Earlier this year, I attended the HEA STEM 2016 conference. This post details some of the highlights from the event. With a conference theme centred around inspiring, supporting and sharing excellent practice in STEM teaching and learning, I was particularly interested in sessions that focused on innovations in STEM teaching. I found inspiration at ones run…Continue Reading Innovations in STEM teaching

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

Down the Rabbit Hole: HEA Social Sciences Conference 2015

Last week, I attended the Higher Education Academy ‘Inspire’ Conference for the Social Sciences in Manchester. My free passport to this great conference was as a member of the “BlogSquad” to live-tweet and blog about the event. I will first say just how valuable it is to attend the occasional conference or talk that is…Continue Reading Down the Rabbit Hole: HEA Social Sciences Conference 2015

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

Conferences: are we getting it wrong?

I’ve been interested recently in investigating new conference formats, and have found this years Edge conference to be particularly inspiring. Those of us working in Educational Technologies have spent many years standing up in rooms, talking at people for an hour, about how we shouldn’t stand up in rooms and talk at people for an…Continue Reading Conferences: are we getting it wrong?

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…