Tag: Students

What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

We have been asking our students a range of questions using the Jisc Digital Experience Insights Survey so we can better understand what their experience has been of learning online throughout the pandemic and will be following up with the staff survey soon. The student survey launched on Wednesday 14th April and will run until…Continue Reading What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

Is chat where it’s at? 

With the rapid shift to online teaching, it is easy to forget that we’re now communicating with our students via software that was, in many cases, designed for business meetings rather than for education.  A key feature of some of these platforms (a Microsoft Teams Meeting, for example) is dual-stream communication: speech and text in parallel, in the form of a spoken presentation and a chat thread.  But…Continue Reading Is chat where it’s at? 

Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

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“We live in a world where the workforces of today and tomorrow need to continuously learn and constantly reskill in order to flourish ina newly peripatetic and ever-changing job market place. We, as a society can therefore no longer afford to think of education as something that occurs primarily in our formative years”. Nathan Hurley,…Continue Reading Getting to know the ‘sticky’ campus

Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning

How can we support student success? Julie Voce, Dom Pates and Rae Bowdler attended a workshop by the University of London (UoL) Centre for Distance Education (CDE) to find out. The programme grappled with various big-ticket items such as how we explore retention and progression in the management of flexible learning, through to using various…Continue Reading Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning

Knitting, video games, learning and teaching

A short piece of knitting, two needles. Balls of red and green wool

I realised that I had fully become an educational technologist this autumn. Whereas I previously would have been able to watch a YouTube clip about video games or show someone how to knit without a second thought, both experiences have now led me to reflect on my own experiences of learning and teaching. A few…Continue Reading Knitting, video games, learning and teaching

Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

I have been most fortunate this year to have had the privilege of attending several events at our university and I am truly grateful for that especially after returning from my second maternity leave. When you return to work after an extended period, in many ways, it does feel like you are starting again, therefore it’s…Continue Reading Post maternity leave – a refresher’s synopsis of City’s events 2019

Managing classrooms at City’s Learning and Teaching Forum

This month’s lunchtime Learning and Teaching Forum focused on classroom management, a topic of concern for many staff at City. Staff and students all want learning to take place, but sometimes there can be a mismatch in expectations leading to frustrations on both sides. We began by looking at the issues attendees had experienced –…Continue Reading Managing classrooms at City’s Learning and Teaching Forum

City Learning & Teaching Forum – Student Wellbeing

As part of the LEaD series of Learning and Teaching Fora , the City Students’ Union has been invited to present a workshop on Student Wellbeing to staff at City. The event will encourage staff attending to actively participate and share good practice. After a very short exercise and an introduction from the SU Officers (Kristina,…Continue Reading City Learning & Teaching Forum – Student Wellbeing

What do we really mean by “partnership work”?

(Illustration: Ada Jusic) At the Change Agents Network (CAN) Conference, “change agents” are any students and staff working in genuine partnerships with the aim of transforming the educational experience. While the 2018 conference encompassed presentations (from students as well as staff) on a range of partnership projects – in areas including  curriculum development, learning analytics,…Continue Reading What do we really mean by “partnership work”?