Tag: Learning Spaces

Post-its, Posters and Problem-based learning in City’s Learning Spaces

Post It Notes on a white surface

Active learning in classrooms encourages students to work collaboratively and motivate each others’ learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Summary These three…Continue Reading Post-its, Posters and Problem-based learning in City’s Learning Spaces

New Learning Spaces Seminar Room at the Tait Building

C349 - New seminar room

  There is an innovative seminar room at the Tait Building, C349, which will be available from September 2014. It will seat fourteen students and was designed by the Property and Facilities Department and the Learning Spaces Team to give tutors and students the best possible seminar experience. Its design, with a U-shaped seating area,…Continue Reading New Learning Spaces Seminar Room at the Tait Building

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Lineup Activity

Looking for creative teaching activities? Encourage students to work collaboratively and motivate each others learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Why? This method is useful…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Lineup Activity

Through the Fishbowl – A technique for group work in City’s large Learning Spaces

Two Fishbowls with gold fishes in

Have you got a group of students in a large lecture theatre but find engaging them difficult?? Teaching in a large lecture theatre doesn’t have to exclude group work and engagement. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these…Continue Reading Through the Fishbowl – A technique for group work in City’s large Learning Spaces

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces: the jigsaw classroom

City students working together

Looking for creative teaching activities? Encourage students to work collaboratively and motivate each others’ learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Summary The…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces: the jigsaw classroom

Introducing the Educational Technology Team

Educational Technology: In recent years, the range and scale of educational technologies available to City staff and students has changed radically.  For example, Moodle offers a platform to provide course materials, activities and links to a host of tools, lecture capture can record live presentations, CampusPress is our blogging tool, Turnitin supports online assessment, staff…Continue Reading Introducing the Educational Technology Team

Educational Technology Team Themes & Projects

 This post shares photos of the Educational Technology Team and how we work across three themes and undertake numerous projects.   Educational Technology Team members are organised into the three themes of: Blended Learning Multimedia Learning Spaces This aligns with institutional priorities and enables the team to support, discover and promote a range of educational technology…Continue Reading Educational Technology Team Themes & Projects

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces: using mobile learning and flexible spaces to promote reflection and discussion

Why? Think-Group-Share creates an engaging moment in lesson that capitalises on discussion and reflection and has a positive impact on student understanding and performance (Habel and Stubbs, 2014). Technique   This activity is a modified version of Think-Pair-Share and explores the use of technology enriched learning. It goes beyond getting an answer “right” and focuses…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces: using mobile learning and flexible spaces to promote reflection and discussion

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Icebreaker Activities

Looking for creative teaching activities? Encourage students to work collaboratively and motivate each others learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. 1)      Rounds…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Icebreaker Activities

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Buzz Groups and Snowballs

Looking for creative teaching activities? Encourage students to work collaboratively and motivate each others learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. 1)      Buzz…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Buzz Groups and Snowballs