Tag: Learning Spaces

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

Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

City University is embarking on a multi-million Vision project of new building. Over the past year as the Learning Development Associate for Learning Spaces at the LDC I have been researching World Class Learning Spaces Internationally. The LDC together with PAF have pioneered and monitored the use of several innovative pilot learning spaces, including for…Continue Reading Lectorial: an Innovative and Successful Learning Space Project at RMIT Melbourne

An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

    In a recent research visit to The Aalto University of Helsinki’s Design Factory my aim was to research and explore innovative learning space ideas that could be incorporated in to the vision for the new multi million pound building project at City University.  Here I am posting about one particular learning space that…Continue Reading An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

I was asked to run* a session for Learning@City 2013 Conference about the project I have been doing as part of my Learning Development Associate secondment. The project’s focus is the use and impact of technology in physical learning environments at City. Fig. 1 A tree made from paper aeroplanes, particpant views and Wordle As…Continue Reading Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

Space design for transforming a learning experience

  The workshop I ran recently as part of The Learning Conference at City proved very productive. The focus was World Class Creative Learning Spaces, with participants formulating ideas on the key qualities of the spaces, and then on the actual physical features needed to uphold these qualities. Four different types of spaces were addressed,…Continue Reading Space design for transforming a learning experience

Flexible learning spaces at City exhibition

At City we are creating world class learning spaces in keeping with our strategy.  A number of spaces have now been refurbished as flexible learning spaces enabling interactive, collaborative learning and supporting students to use their own electronic devices.  It is proposed that every campus building will soon have at least one flexible learning space…Continue Reading Flexible learning spaces at City exhibition

Creative large group teaching

Around a fifth of all teaching at City occurs in rooms that fit 80 or more students.  Lecture theatres with more than 150 seats and more than 200 seats currently report almost back to back teaching according to timetabling.  Is teaching in large groups the best way for students to learn?  What are the alternatives…Continue Reading Creative large group teaching