Geraldine Foley, Assistant Learning Technologist and Athina Chatzigavriil, Senior Learning Technologist share their thoughts on Learning from Digital Examinations - 26th April 2018 conference.
Learning from Digital Examinations, a one day conference organized by Brunel University brought together practitioners form different universities across the country and from abroad. It was a ...more
It’s been a playful few weeks in LTI, starting with Chrissi Nerantzi from Manchester Metropolitan University presenting a workshop on playful and creative learning in HE.
Chrissi’s workshop was full of exercises designed to get people moving, thinking and talking with others. She started off by pointing out that being creative ...more
STUDENT COMPETITION – CAN YOU FIND LSE’S SECRET STUDY SPACES?
Find ALL of the secret spaces to win an iPad 9.7 128Gb
LTI have worked with Estates to refurbish some underused and unloved spaces around the campus and make them areas for students to chill, charge, collaborate and study. See our interactive campus ...more
In the 2016-2017 academic year, staff at LTI undertook an evaluation of the use of new LSE informal learning spaces. The findings and lessons learnt can be found in our final report. Here are the highlights.
As part of a School-wide objective to provide students with more informal learning spaces across campus, "forgotten" ...more
The Moodle recharge event took place on Tuesday 27 June for those that couldn't attend a brief summary of what went on can be found below.
This summer lots of changes are taking place so we split attendees up into four rooms and got them to rotate round to each room. ...more
Find out about the SPARK projects that were funded for the 2016-17 academic year and read about our new call for our large-scale IGNITE scheme, now open!
IGNITE funding call now open!
IGNITE! is one of LTI's strand of funding offering support to large-scale, technology-informed initiatives at course or programme level.
Now in ...more
Written by Emma Wilson (@MindfulEm), Research and Evaluation Graduate Intern for LTI.
This blog post is one in a series of articles that will catalogue the process of, and findings from, phase two of our student-centred project, LSE 2020.
About LSE 2020
Launched in 2016, the LSE 2020 project seeks to discuss, debate and engage with students ...more
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
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
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
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
LTI Grants aim to test new forms of teaching, learning, and assessment at LSE through the use of technology, with the aim of diversifying student experience. Last year LTI worked with the department of Government to run a multi-institution collaborative teaching project. The project evaluation provided recommendations for future implementation ...more
"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
Workshop on game based learning in HE
Wednesday 26 April 14:15-16:15
Led by Alex Moseley, National Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester
This workshop is open to LSE academics, students and external participants: Book a place
Simulations and complex digital games need time, money and design/technical expertise to develop. Many educators have great ideas for games ...more
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
LTI have been working with LSE Estates and AV to improve teaching and learning spaces at LSE, our most recent project has been to revamp some spaces over 6 floors in Clement House.
Students have made it clear that they don’t have enough spaces around the campus for independent study, for ...more
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
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
In January, Dr Kay Inckle was awarded an LTI Grant for her "Game of Research" project. She received funding and help from staff at LTI to design and create a board game to help social science students understand the "essential components for a successful qualitative research project". Findings from her ...more
In the 2015-2016 academic year, staff at LTI undertook an evaluation of the impact of new LSE classrooms on teaching and learning. The findings and lessons learnt can be found in our final report. Here are the highlights.
As part of a "comprehensive review and rethinking of what space means to ...more
LSE has been awarded with the Campus Technology Teaching and Innovation (pg30) 2016 award for their innovative work on the Constitution UK project which ran in early 2015. The Campus Technology article on the award was published on 17 August 2016.
Constitution UK was a collaborative project that aimed to crowdsource and hack the UK ...more
Everyday people rely on Google for answers to their most personal, important and most trivial questions. How do you know if the information is reliable? A good place to start is with an information expert. This post, from LTI's Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor Dr Jane Secker to investigate “Do ...more
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.
As the video suggests, a majority ...more
Last term, Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI) started a project involving three days of interviewing all over campus. We asked 100 students 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 just audio recorded, ...more
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