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    1. Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI)
    2. Learning Analytics Project (LeAP)
Learning Enhancement and Development

LEaD projects & initiatives

LEaD are involved in a number of collaborative projects and initiatives at City.

Active Mobile Learning via Wireless Collaboration

This study aims to evaluate staff and student experiences of Active Mobile Learning (AML) via wireless collaboration technology in learning spaces.

DALI - Designing Active Learning Initiative

This 5 to 7-year project focuses on the creation of technology-enhanced learning spaces that enable higher level or active learning.

LeAP – Learning Analytics Project

The Learning Analytics Project (LeAP) at City is exploring how Learning Analytics can be used to improve students’ educational experience and support the institution’s education performance indicators relating to progression and attainment.

Assessment and Feedback practice of undergraduate students and staff

The purpose of this project is to improve and add consistency to the assessment of all undergraduate programmes across the institution.

Measuring value and impact for educational developers

This project is a response to emerging trends and patterns that seek to measure aspects of academic work and the student experience. Educational Development work has not been exempted from this level of scrutiny with units increasingly required to demonstrate value for money and evidence of impact. Such approaches are frequently metric based and rarely meaningfully capture the richness and transformational nature of Educational Development work.

Supporting the development of new and future educational leaders in higher education

Academic leadership is an area in which Learning Enhancement and Development has had a role for a number of years, namely through the delivery of a module addressing academic leadership as part of the MA in Academic Practice. However, often those attending this module are in educational leadership roles and yet there is limited literature about this specific area and how to develop as an educational leader.

Experiences and identities of postgraduate research students who teach

This project seeks to answer the following question: what is the lived experience of identity formation for PhD students who teach and how can this inform improvement of the guidance, support and preparation that they receive through the ETP course and LTA module at City, University of London?

Developing and enhancing the educational career of an academic

The aims of this project are to:
*Identify why staff engage in different professional development activities
*Explore what impact different activities have on their practice
*Examine what activities individuals would like to support their future development
*Develop a career guidance framework

Evaluating staff and students’ experiences of learning from video and multimedia

This study will evaluate the use of existing educational technologies provided at City that have a substantial video and multimedia component.

Evaluating the usability of a Moodle redesign for staff and students at City, University of London

This study aims to evaluate the redesign of Moodle to get insights into the usability of the design and to evaluate staff and student satisfaction with, and reactions, to the redesign.

Experience of academic staff in relation to educational technologies and its impact and implications on digital literacies and open practices

The overall aim of this project is to answer the following questions:
*What is the experience of staff who use educational technologies and how do their attitudes towards digital literacies and open practices impact on their teaching?
*How are staff currently supported to develop a good understanding of these literacies and practices as part of these two modules which form part of the MA in Academic Practice at City, University of London and what additional support might they need?