Tag: LDC

Video in Education is our speciality!

The Video Special Interest Group (VideoSIG) invites City staff to participate in a workshop at the Learning at City Conference on Thursday, 6th June 2013, that will showcase practice and introduce the new video platform. The workshop will be of interest to all staff considering making video or using video content as part of their…Continue Reading Video in Education is our speciality!

Its a cut and paste job.

One of the more challenging aspects of our work as educators is how we develop students understanding of plagiarism. At the beginning of the year, you may have felt that you have appropriately outlined your expectations to your students in terms of plagiarism. You may even have called in the expert librarians to help run…Continue Reading Its a cut and paste job.

Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

One of the more exciting developments in Higher Education has been the way in which learning spaces can now be transformed into an interactive fora where students are able to engage with one another in a constructive dialogue. This can take place even in a large lecture space. This can be achieved by using the…Continue Reading Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

Moodle is City University London’s virtual learning environment (VLE). As you may know, the ed. tech teams in schools are busy working on enhancements to Moodle. This will take advantage of exciting new functionality offered by the recently released Moodle in terms of functionality, tools and new look and feel. What will this mean for…Continue Reading Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

Ten things you need to know about MOOCs

What is it? ‘A Massive Open Online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person, with no limit on attendance (hence the word massive), that want to attend the course’. Educause,2011 Where has the idea of MOOCs come from? The MOOC is a response to the challenges faced by…Continue Reading Ten things you need to know about MOOCs

Get facetime by learning anytime, anyplace and anywhere

Online learning is a growing trend in higher education and one that allows an expansion of ways to connect with learners and to share content and pedagogy. It is for this reason that web and video conferencing are becoming increasingly popular to support teaching and learning at higher education institutions (Reushle & Loch, 2008, Motamedi,…Continue Reading Get facetime by learning anytime, anyplace and anywhere

Moodle 2: An update on improved SITS Integration

Many of  our administrators, programme leaders and lecturers long for the day when many of the systems we have in-house such as Moodle and SITS will communicate effortlessly to the point where manual work is minimised. Well the future is bright or at least it will be with Moodle 2.4. About SITS As part of…Continue Reading Moodle 2: An update on improved SITS Integration

Moodle 2: Curiosity doesn’t ‘kill’ the cat

One of the most important things for students growing up today is the love of embracing change. In the context of the 21st century learner, how can we prepare them to have curiosity and a question disposition? In this post I investigate some of the pedagogical evidence behind using Moodle to enhance the student learning…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Curiosity doesn’t ‘kill’ the cat

A reflection of our learning and teaching conferences to date

Why go to learning development conferences The annual Learning at City conference at City University London provides an opportunity for colleagues from all schools to come together to celebrate achievements and developments in learning and teaching(L&T) from across the university. Since it’s our fifth annual learning and teaching conference this year, I thought I’d look…Continue Reading A reflection of our learning and teaching conferences to date

Moodle 2: Improving the help functions

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One of the common critiques of Moodle is that when you need some information on how to do stuff, it may take you some time finding what you are looking for and the information may not always be available in the most user friendly fashion. Moodle 2 promises a range of interesting and useful tools….Continue Reading Moodle 2: Improving the help functions