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Piloting Homeless Monopoly in the Community

Piloting Homeless Monopoly in the Community

We place a big emphasis on the power that games and playful, creative experiences can have in a wide range of academic contexts, but gamification can also be used to explore pressing social issues in our community.   This week, we invited staff from Coventry...

Meet our new Wikimedian in Residence

Meet our new Wikimedian in Residence

We asked Andy Mabbett, our new Wikimedian in Residence, to interview himself. The self-interview was originally published on the CU Wikimedian in Residence blog: www.wikimedian.coventry.domains Hello, who are you? Hello, thanks for asking. I’m you. Or us. Er, that is,...

FBL EduHack Day on Authentic Assessment

FBL EduHack Day on Authentic Assessment

Last week, on the 6th of June 2019, the Faculty of Business & Law and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab hosted the first EduHack event at Coventry University, with a focus on creating more authentic ways of assessing students’ learning. EduHack.eu is an initiative...

Welcome to Coventry’s Wikimedian in Residence

Welcome to Coventry’s Wikimedian in Residence

We are excited to announce that last week Andy Mabbett officially joined the DMLL team as Coventry University’s Wikimedian in residence. Andy will be working with students and academics across Coventry University to support the use of Wikimedia projects in teaching and learning.

What is one thing we all have in common?

What is one thing we all have in common?

Last week the Lab delivered a brand new training programme to 24 current course reps on how to be an ‘Online Facilitator’.  Our big question is: how do we ‘virtually’ instill a feeling of community amongst thousands of new students from all over the world who have yet to meet?

Book Runner: Library Induction Game now available to download

Book Runner: Library Induction Game now available to download

Over the past six months or so Samantha Clarke has been working with colleagues from our CU Subject Librarian team to create a library induction game. The game Book Runner, developed using RPG Maker MV, is set in Coventry University Library and designed with the...

Taking a Design Thinking Approach to Building Modules

Taking a Design Thinking Approach to Building Modules

Last week, Oliver Wood visited our Coventry University London campus in the heart of Spitalfields to work with our academic colleagues on a series of module design sessions. Drawing on our experiences of running CU SPRINT course design sessions and our wider...

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