Tag: Students

“Learning with Moodle”- A new student induction module

Welcome to a new Academic Year!   Starting university it’s always an exciting experience, but can be overwhelming for some. As a student you get introduced to so many new people, places, ideas and systems. Apart from attending lectures, browsing in the library, stopping off at the student canteen and trying to find your way around Northampton Square you are also introduced to our Online Learning Environment- Moodle. This year to help our

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Teaching academic writing: a conference in seven tweets

  I recently attended one of the three days of the 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing, hosted this year by Royal Holloway, University of London.  As an Academic Learning Support Tutor, this conference is about as closely related to my work as it gets. As some of the day was

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UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

This is my first blog post for the Department of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) at City, University of London, having started as Senior Lecturer in Educational Development shortly after Easter. I’m settling in well and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone in LEaD. Last week I attended the first day of

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Bring Your Own Lunch Webinars: Delivering Professional Development to Your Desk

LEaD Webinar Series Working in Higher Education can leave many of us pressured for time, juggling competing priorities and making it difficult to engage with continuing professional development. With this in mind, the Educational Technology Team has been investigating creative solutions for delivering high-quality development opportunities for City staff. Having explored the potential of interactive

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Disabled Students’ Allowance Quality Assurance Training: more than compliance

Image of series of post-it notes capturing different barriers to learning for disabled student

For most of us, preparation for a quality audit is not the most exciting way to spend an afternoon, so last week my colleagues from Learning Success  and Student Counselling and Mental Health Services decided to use compulsory pre-audit training required by the newly established Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) as a space

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Congratulations and celebrations – Postgraduate Research Symposium

Thursday 17th March 2016 marked the sixth anniversary of the annual Postgraduate research symposium organised by LEaD and the Graduate School. The event was held at Cass Business School for the second year running and attracted a range of over 30 varied and interesting research papers and posters from all schools across City University. The

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Shaping the Future of Learning Together – Day 2 at ALT-C 2015

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The Annual Association for Learning Technology conference (ALTC) took place from the 8th – 10th September, with the theme of ‘Shaping the Future Together’. I attended the second day of the conference as it had elements of Learning Spaces that I was interested in. This post are my highlights, along with a recording on the

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Two meanings of “critically analyse”

As an academic skills tutor, I’m often faced with a student clutching a set of assessment criteria containing the phrase “critically analyse”, or a synonym of that instruction.  In my experience, many students understand the broad concept of critical analysis (e.g. being sceptical, not taking information on face value, evaluating evidence, etc), but have difficulty

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21st International Conference on Learning

I have published two posts from the International Conference on Learning where Pam and myself are currently. The first post is an overview of my main “takeaways” from the conference so far, more useful I thought than outlining every session I have attended.  Some good ideas here that I hope to incorporate into my own practice

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Service Now: New Vehicle for Educational Technology queries

What’s happening about educational technology support? We are in a period of transition where a restructure has taken place and a new model of educational technology support is being worked on. You may hear more about it in the next few weeks. Where do I go to ask for any type of educational technology support?

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