Tag: Teaching & Learning

Educational Escape Rooms

A book called making escape rooms

At the LEaD away day this summer, we were introduced to the idea of gamifying teaching and learning. The Educational Technology team was inspired to bring aspects of gamification into our training sessions. This resulted in the Get Your Moodle Fix(ed) game at the start of this academic year. Soon after this, I spotted an…Continue Reading Educational Escape Rooms

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

Funding opportunity to develop your teaching

Would you like to implement a new approach to teaching or a new assessment activity? Or, do you want to undertake a research study to evaluate an approach you have already implemented?   If you are a member of City, University of London staff, Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) have a fund available to help…Continue Reading Funding opportunity to develop your teaching

Recognising excellence in research skills and information literacy

One of my favourite days of the year is the TeenTech awards at the Royal Society which were held this year on 25th June. As part of my role as Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group I have attended and judged these awards now for the past four years. TeenTech was co-founded by Maggie…Continue Reading Recognising excellence in research skills and information literacy

Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers

TP Clickers

Turning Point Clickers have performed a faithful student response system service for many years across the University, being borrowed and returned in locations near and far, and this was an excellent system to prove how valuable response systems are for Teaching and Learning. However, like polaroids, yellow pages and casette tapes  the clickers system has…Continue Reading Phasing Out Turning Point Clickers

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”?

‘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

A fresh view on Learning Spaces

Deconstructing a classroom workshop

  Let me first start by introducing myself. I have recently completed my degree in Civil Engineering with Architecture and joined the LEaD team as a winter intern at City, supervised by Julie Voce, Head of Educational Technology and I met Sheila Egan who is the Learning Spaces Lead, part of the Educational Technology Team…Continue Reading A fresh view on Learning Spaces

Is the future what it used to be?

Looking forward Like most sectors, higher education looks at trends the affect it and tries to imagine potential futures from them. The University of Greenwich’s 2017 Academic Practice and Technology conference took this theme up this year with relish. Focusing on ‘reimagining higher education in the face of a rapidly changing and sometimes chaotic environment’,…Continue Reading Is the future what it used to be?

Stress-Free September? Starting the new academic year

Image shows a wooded clearing with sun filtering down through the trees, in autumn colours.

A guest post by Dr Emma Kennedy of Queen Mary, University of London as part of the #HEblogswap initiative September has always been a bittersweet time for me. Like many, I always feel that September is a new beginning (having been ruled by the academic calendar continuously since I started school 25 years ago). However,…Continue Reading Stress-Free September? Starting the new academic year