Blog posts about various LTI projects can be seen below, for more details on specific project see our website

  • Blogging as a Method of Assessment

    Blogging as a Method of Assessment

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on May 4, 2017 by Sarah Ney

    The past couple of years an increasing number of LSE academics started integrating blogging in their courses. This took various forms, from using the blog feature on Moodle as an added activity to creating individual blogs for students as part of a course summative assessment. One thing that all these projects ...more

  • SPARK Grants: results and last call!

    SPARK Grants: results and last call!

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on April 24, 2017 by Sarah Ney

    The results are in!  In March the SPARK! Committee reviewed applications from our  first call and approved three projects aimed at improving the student learning experience through the use of technology and innovative pedagogical approaches. The projects include an extension of a very successful students-as-producers project to further develop students filmmaking skills, the ...more

  • Using Powerpoint to create engaging simulations

    Using Powerpoint to create engaging simulations

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on April 20, 2017 by Sarah Ney

    Last academic year, two PhD students  teaching in the Department of International Relations  embarked on a journey to make their course more engaging to students. They applied for an LTI SPARK! Grant to support the development of Powerpoint-based simulation games. Here are the highlights of the project following its completion and evaluation. ...more

  • Playful learning

    Playful learning

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on March 21, 2017 by Geraldine Foley

    In February I was lucky enough to attend the ‘RemixPlay’ event at Coventry University.  Hosted in the amazing ‘Disruptive Media Lab’ the day featured some really interesting speakers (Ian Livingstone (CBE), Bernie DeKoven, Professor Nicola Whitton and Dr Sebastian Deterding).  There are already some great write-ups about the event which ...more

  • Let us help!

    Let us help!

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on January 19, 2017 by Sarah Ney

    "Talk to us!" Whether you have a definite idea of how you want to use learning technology and innovate your  teaching, see the potential for enhancement but need guidance and ideas, or even doubt the use of technology in education but think that things could be improved, just come and talk ...more

  • Mahara, Blogging and Peer Review

    Mahara, Blogging and Peer Review

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on November 1, 2016 by Sarah Ney

    Edgar Whitley from the department of Management tells us about using Mahara as a tool for blogging and peer assessment and its benefits to teaching, learning and assessment. The following was adapted from Edgar’s evaluation post on his MG492 course’s Mahara blog, in which he presents and reflects on last year’s ...more

  • Successfully implementing Ed Tech

    Successfully implementing Ed Tech

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on October 18, 2016 by Geraldine Foley

    Reflections from an EDx course I recently undertook a Mooc (Massive Open Online Course) hosted by EDx and accredited by MIT on the Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology.  Although I was very much a lurker rather than an active participant on the course (one of the main criticisms of Mooc’s), ...more

  • Crowdsourcing for Massive Engagement

    Crowdsourcing for Massive Engagement

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on August 22, 2016 by Helen Axe

    London School of Economics and Political Science embarked on a crowdsourced, gamified approach to education and citizenship, harnessing the massive open online space to engage a community of learners in writing a model UK constitution. The project is a Campus Technology Innovators Award winner for 2016. Please visit the Campus Technology website ...more

  • Edtech: The student view on educational technology

    Edtech: The student view on educational technology

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on May 3, 2016 by Laurent Liote

    Given the limited amount of innovative tools used in their studies, it is hard for students to actually know how technology could better their education. Having reviewed all the interviews from our Student Voice project, we created a video highlighting a few of our key findings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL3eTthS7UY&list=PLs-oUj2AtTWwj6mB34rYtRohrWsAFqY96 As the video suggests, a majority ...more

  • ‘Capturing the Student Voice’

    ‘Capturing the Student Voice’

    LSE Learning Technology & Innovation - Published on February 19, 2016 by Helen Axe

    For the last two weeks, Helen, Maik (our cameraman) and I have been interviewing students all over campus. We asked 70 students a couple of questions designed to gather their insight about what teaching, learning and technology could look like at LSE in 2020. The three-minute interviews, whether filmed or ...more