Tag: Learning Spaces

Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19

Would you like to play a game? One of my favourite sessions at EUNIS19 was the snakes and ladders game presented by Gill Ferrell and Eleanor Magennis based on the ucisa Learning Spaces toolkit. The presentation showcased some of the spaces in the toolkit and mentioned two items of interest: Research on social learning spaces…Continue Reading Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19

Bricks will be replaced by clicks – Campus for the future – EUNIS19

Slide showing diagram of the University of Glasgow's smart campus vision.

“Bricks will be replaced by clicks” they said in the early 2000s, suggesting a move away from physical campuses in favour of more virtual spaces, with campus managers becoming IT managers. Fast forward 19 years and Professor Alexandra den Heijer from TU Delft opens the EUNIS19 congress (view slides) confirming that campuses are still here…Continue Reading Bricks will be replaced by clicks – Campus for the future – EUNIS19

Introducing ‘active mobile learning’

Proposed icon for use in Crestron Panel for selecting wireless presentation

A workshop on wireless collaboration What do mobile devices allow you to do in teaching and learning that you can’t do without them? How might I incorporate active mobile learning into my teaching? After noting sustained demand from staff and students, seemingly endless tinkering with a particular emerging technology, as well as sensing the way…Continue Reading Introducing ‘active mobile learning’

Showcasing interactive learning spaces at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Photos of the R2 collaborative lecture theatre at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

“Rank these learning spaces from most to least favourite.” Those were our instructions for the opening activity at the Active Learning in Interactive Spaces pre-congress workshop at EUNIS19 hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) inTrondheim. Each group had been given photos of five different spaces and we were asked to discuss…Continue Reading Showcasing interactive learning spaces at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Teaching With Tablets In Labs

Using the iPad to mirror a live video feed to the main screen

A case study on the use of wireless collaboration in Civil Engineering lab teaching This is the first in a series of six posts about LEaD’s investigations into introducing wireless collaboration technologies to City learning spaces. In looking back on this Civil Engineering project via a case study and a formal evaluation, this post reflects…Continue Reading Teaching With Tablets In Labs

Jisc’s ‘Intelligent Campus’ comes to City

Jisc Intelligent Campus

  Building on their work in learning analytics, Jisc are working on a research and development project in the area of the intelligent campus. One aspect of the intelligent campus is to look at ways to use data to be able to make smarter use of a university or college estate, for considerations like improving…Continue Reading Jisc’s ‘Intelligent Campus’ comes to City

My First ALT Conference

The many roles of an Educational Technologist

Personal Reflection on my first ALT Conference: The 2018 Association of Learning Technologists conference was held in Manchester from 10-13 September,  as it was both the first time I’ve attended and presented I was a little apprehensive about what to expect! What I found was a really warm welcome from the conference organisers and all…Continue Reading My First ALT Conference

Innovation to mainstream: a 21st Century campus designed for Active Blended Learning

This is my second post about the SOAS Learning and Teaching Development conference. Prof. Alejandro Armenilli from The University of Northampton started by presenting a video – A vision of students today, which, whilst made in the USA in 2007, is still depressingly relevant to the UK Higher Education sector today. Armenilli suggested that Higher Education establishments…Continue Reading Innovation to mainstream: a 21st Century campus designed for Active Blended Learning

The Design & Management of Learning Environments –The Student Experience

#LearnEnvConf Thursday 17 May 2018  https://workplacetrends.co/learning-environments-2/ Held at Kings College London, this event looked at the key topic of how a modern and diverse learning environment can attract, engage and retain its students and staff. 1.Sue Holmes, Director. of Estates at Oxford Brookes University and AUDE member. Sue was the first speaker. Her talk called “JellyBean…Continue Reading The Design & Management of Learning Environments –The Student Experience

Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers

TP Clickers

Turning Point Clickers have performed a faithful student response system service for many years across the University, being borrowed and returned in locations near and far, and this was an excellent system to prove how valuable response systems are for Teaching and Learning. However, like polaroids, yellow pages and casette tapes  the clickers system has…Continue Reading Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers