Tag: research

Calling all lecture capture users!

an image that shows an example of the lecture capture signage used in rooms, purpose to give and inviting image to the blog post

Last month we discussed two papers about lecture capture at the LEaDER Journal club and you can read a summary of the discussion on the journal club blog. One of the papers was by Emily Nordmann from the University of Glasgow who is working on a new study looking at attitudes to lecture recordings and…Continue Reading Calling all lecture capture users!

Learning Design Bootcamp

Photo of Learning Design Bootcamp notebook

Last month saw the culmination of the Learning Design Bootcamp I have been involved with and it has been an interesting experience to see how the teams have progressed through the bootcamp. The bootcamp was the idea of Dr Maria Toro-Troconis from CEG Digital and co-ordinated by a committee involving representatives from a number of…Continue Reading Learning Design Bootcamp

Is It Time To Ban Laptops In Meeting Rooms? Part of a Bigger Picture

A recent article from software developer Trello, suggests that from learning space to conference hall, the bottom line is that there is a difference between multitasking and “task switching.” The distractible mind…a few thoughts from Clerkenwell Design Week #CDW18. Worth a read for students and us, especially as academics, ‘engagers’ and supporters of learning The creative director of a UK…Continue Reading Is It Time To Ban Laptops In Meeting Rooms? Part of a Bigger Picture

‘I’ll Skype You In’ – LEaD event for International City Week

Aviation UG seminar with remote guest speaker

Do you use tools like Skype or Adobe Connect in your teaching or collaborative research? Have you ever tried to bring a remote speaker into a seminar, or attempted a live collaboration between people at different sites? How well do your webinars run, when all participants are dispersed across different sites? On Wednesday Feb 21st…Continue Reading ‘I’ll Skype You In’ – LEaD event for International City Week

Connected Curriculum at UCL

“Education and research should do more than co-exist; the two should enrich each other.” These are the words of Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) Professor Anthony Smith at University College London, part of a senior team who gave Dr Dilly Fung, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, a mandate to enhance…Continue Reading Connected Curriculum at UCL

Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference 17th – 20th Sept. 2014

I am a PhD student at City University and as part of my PhD studies, I presented our work on hand orientation based interaction with augmented objects at the First Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR). As is the case with most conferences, AVR was held in the culturally rich and historic city of…Continue Reading Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference 17th – 20th Sept. 2014

ICERI Conference report

ICERI (International Conference on Education Research and Innovation.) Seville November 19th and 20th 2013 As part of the dissemination activity for our learning development project funded by the LDC  the three researchers on the project, Karen Rawlings- Anderson, Natasa Perovic and Neal Sumner attended this conference in Seville to present some of our findings to…Continue Reading ICERI Conference report

Learning Analytics

I recently participated in a  ELESIG symposium on Learner Analytics. An extended introduction of learning analytics and its uses both for educators and learners has already been covered by my fellow colleagues in his previous post. This symposium enabled delegates to adopt a critical stance to the ways in which the analytics was managed and…Continue Reading Learning Analytics

Join the academe versus research debate

The Learning and Development Centre, as always, is holding an autumn research methods and skills development day on the 4th of December. These events provide excellent opportunities for staff members to share their experiences and network with colleagues. Primarily this is aimed at providing City University London’s doctoral students the opportunity to learn from accomplished researchers…Continue Reading Join the academe versus research debate

Contribute to the vignettes blog

Are you involved in educational research at City University London?  Are you involved in educational development?  Have you made positive educational changes to your course?  Or perhaps you’d like to share an opinion or finding around educational development?  We would like to invite you to participate in the Educational Vignettes blog.  Take a look at…Continue Reading Contribute to the vignettes blog