Tag: Learning Spaces

Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Debating and Presentations

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)      Debating…Continue Reading Group Work in City’s Learning Spaces – Debating and Presentations

Active Learning in Flexible Learning Spaces

Over the past year you may have found yourself in one of the University’s new flexible learning spaces.  These rooms have been designed by the Learning Spaces Group, with a membership made up of academics, Information Services, Property and Facilities, Educational Technologists and Learning Success.  The rooms support new and emergent teaching models that encourage…Continue Reading Active Learning in Flexible Learning Spaces

City University London staff – tell us about your experiences of using educational technology

Audience: City University London Staff Learning Enhancement & Development are looking at future educational technology developments and we are looking for input from City University London staff. Tell us about your experience of using educational technology and what enhancements you would like to see in the future by completing the staff educational technology survey. It…Continue Reading City University London staff – tell us about your experiences of using educational technology

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…

BETT 2014

I spent yesterday at BETT  (the British Educational Training and Technology Show).  BETT is a giant exhibition for vendors of Educational Technologies.  I went along with colleagues from IS and PAF to investigate classroom technologies.  This year I found some really innovative solutions to provide power in flexible spaces, and for capturing whiteboards, however the most…Continue Reading BETT 2014

Sofas in Lecture Theatres, a good idea???

In my new role of Learning Spaces lead for the LDC, my first task was to join members of the properties and facilities department on a visit last week to Loughborough University to take a look first hand at their innovative lecture spaces.  The estates department is currently redeveloping the City University campus, and a…Continue Reading Sofas in Lecture Theatres, a good idea???

SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

This blog post is designed to compliment the session – “Inspiring Practice at your Institution”, at the Changing the Learning Landscape event in London on 26th November 2013 in London. On the day a range of City staff will deliver short presentations about their participation and role in a particularly busy year at City, where…Continue Reading SLE: Inspiring Practice Case-study @ City

Unpicking the Gordian Knot of Change

Change? Change is difficult. Change is messy. Change, it can seem, never lasts. If you are enmeshed in trying to bring about change, it can feel like a constant challenge to unpick the Gordian Knot. There are innumerable methods to manage change, but even when following those formulae it’s often that it feels like the…Continue Reading Unpicking the Gordian Knot of Change

SLE Achievements 2012-13

An enormous number of projects have been completed during the academic year 2012-13.  Strategic Learning Environment projects and work have been underpinned by the Educational Technology Community, a network of educational technology and other professional services staff and academics from the centre and all schools, using a system of meetings and working groups. This method…Continue Reading SLE Achievements 2012-13