Tag: Learning Spaces

New Models for Teaching in HE Working Group

At City University, London we are developing more and more flexible learning spaces.  Increasingly academics are using pedagogic models that enhance learning by utilising the learning technologies we have and focus on interactivity, collaboration and participation.  We have a number of smaller flexible learning spaces, but how does this work with larger groups? The Educational…Continue Reading New Models for Teaching in HE Working Group

Squiggle glass

This is squiggle glass Squiggle on it using whiteboard or neon board marker pens Squiggle glass is magnetic Put up paper using magnets… …add post-it notes… …and squiggles Project an image using the pod… …annotate the image… …turn off the image to see just your annotations Take photos to record how you have used the…Continue Reading Squiggle glass

Creating flexible learning spaces and the flipped lecture

Increasingly we are aware that learning does not happen by passively receiving information.  The traditional lecture where one lecturer talks and students sit quietly in rows listening and taking notes has limited use.  At City University London we are bringing about changes in the smaller learning spaces we have to create a number of flexible…Continue Reading Creating flexible learning spaces and the flipped lecture

Using Cultural Spaces for Learning

  An exhibition with the theme of death may not immediately spring to mind as place for teaching and learning but proved to be a rich source of ideas for a group of MAAP students (Masters in Academic Practice) as part of their Leading Change in Higher Education Module. I led this session at The…Continue Reading Using Cultural Spaces for Learning

The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

First-year tutor group on SWOT and Time Management

My final blog post reflecting on newly implemented practices last year is a long-overdue write-up of my experiences teaching different classes in one of City’s innovative Learning Spaces, which have been much talked about recently on Educational Vignettes. I have followed the Learning Spaces project with interest since its inception, so I was delighted that…Continue Reading The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

 Dont Walk Away, Have Your Say! was an LDC event at the end of last term on the main walkway, aiming  to capture student views and promote three of the ongoing LDC projects. I invited artist Susie Howarth to visualise students ideas on learning space design. With major building work scheduled at City and imminent…Continue Reading Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

Don’t walk away have your say: Learning Development Associates’ Event

At the end of last year, the Learning Development Associates staged an event:  don’t walk away have your say. We spent a couple of hours collecting input into our projects by stopping students and asking them for their opinions as they walked along the main campus corridor. Participation was voluntary and rewards, in the form…Continue Reading Don’t walk away have your say: Learning Development Associates’ Event

New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

This is a continuation of ideas being developed around the evaluation of learning spaces at City University London. At City University London there is a need to better understand the effectiveness of new learning spaces that are being created. City University London is currently engaged in the redevelopment of its estate. A major part of this is the re-conceptualization…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces: Method of Evaluation

OPEN HOUSE: AG24 Evaluation was successful

AG24 Open House image of props

This post is written by Ajmal Sultany and Anise Bullimore. AG24 (rooms A and B) are new learning spaces created at City University London as part of the Learning Spaces project. The two rooms have been designed as flexible learning spaces that enable education with computers or laptops or students’ own devices. As part of our ‘post-occupancy’ evaluation…Continue Reading OPEN HOUSE: AG24 Evaluation was successful

A Call for Learning Spaces Champions

The Learning Spaces Group, running for the past year, brings together Academics and Central Services to discuss current and plan for future lecture room needs. We are calling for nominations for Space Champions – people who can give the topic of learning spaces greater prominence within their School, and bring their School needs to the…Continue Reading A Call for Learning Spaces Champions