Tag: Twitter

Reflections of Time And Relative Dimensions in Learning Space

This blog post is personal short reflection of the work in the Learning Spaces theme at City, University of London over the past three years, where I have been an Educational Technologist. I entered the department which was bigger on the inside than the outside. Many adventures were had. The Collaborative Working Dimension: Workshops, a…Continue Reading Reflections of Time And Relative Dimensions in Learning Space

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?

Reflections in Time and Twitter: a walk of City’s Learning Spaces

As part of the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) lunchtime Twitter walk activity, members of staff at City took part in our first Twitter Walk, or Twalk yesterday afternoon. The basic premise was similar to reflective walks that academics may have taken in the medieval times in the cloisters (Latin for enclosure) in universities…Continue Reading Reflections in Time and Twitter: a walk of City’s Learning Spaces

Advent with an Educational Tip until Christmas

Following last year’s Twitter experiment #appventcityunilead, this year, via our Twitter account @CityUniLEaD, we’ll be tweeting an Educational Tip every day at 12 noon with the hashtag #edventcityunilead¬† until 24th December using a Twitter Scheduler (edvent a play on the word advent, but with no chocolate involved!) It may include a link to a blog…Continue Reading Advent with an Educational Tip until Christmas

Reflections on remote conferencing

#altc Tweetdeck search

ALT-C (the Association of Learning Technologies Conference) is the UK’s premier gathering of people from across the learning technology spectrum. I attended my first ALT-C in 2014 – a smorgasbord of sectoral experiences and ideas to sample, snack and binge on. In 2016, I was drawn back into its orbit, but via forms of remote…Continue Reading Reflections on remote conferencing

#appventcityunilead – an experiment before Christmas

Inspired by the various 12 Apps for Christmas twitter initatives from other universities, where an app is posted on a blog post every day, I decided to try and engage with our twitter followers and the wider higher education community before Christmas, using the hashtag #appventcityunilead (appvent a play on the word advent, but with…Continue Reading #appventcityunilead – an experiment before Christmas

BETT-er Learning Spaces and more – Reflections from the BETT Show 2015

Sir Bob Geldof at BETT 2015

Now in its 30th year, the British Education Trade and Technology (BETT) Show 2015 took place at the Excel Centre in London in ¬†January. The BETT show has become one of the largest educational technology shows in the world and there were many exhibitors and speakers of interest to myself and my Learning Spaces colleagues….Continue Reading BETT-er Learning Spaces and more – Reflections from the BETT Show 2015

Moodle 2: Embedding twitter(social media) into your module

What are the benefits of using social media for students? Embedding social media into modules can make your students want to: engage with your module much more be able to easily network with their peers and personal tutor be more receptive to receiving new types of information Why is it important to have social media…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Embedding twitter(social media) into your module

Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures

Chris Wiley - Live-Tweeting During Lectures

My second blog post reflecting on teaching innovations of 2012 is dedicated to my use of Twitter during one undergraduate module in the year just passed. My original intention, in embedding a Twitter widget within one of my Moodle pages, was merely to issue the occasional message to students to aid communication of, for instance,…Continue Reading Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures