Postgraduate student

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far… My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped learning… Read more »

New Year – new study? PART 1: Innovations in Assessment and Feedback

Anne Quinney (CEL Theme Leader for Assessment and feedback) and Professor Dai Hounsell (Visiting Professor and World Class expert in Assessment and feedback) are running a series of 4 workshops/masterclasses on Innovations in Assessment and Feedback These develop in-depth knowledge and skills in assessment and feedback in Further Education and Higher Education settings and develop innovative approaches to… Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th December 2017

Fees and funding – the latest developments The fees and funding discussions continue with some interesting developments this week. Firstly, there was a written response by the Minister  -responding to the Resolution of the House on 13th September 2017 on tuition fees (the non-binding one that was essentially passed unanimously because no Conservative MPs attended). … Read more »

Coming soon: Introduction to Education Practice: A programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the October 17th– 19th 2017 This is evidence-based, practice-based course, is aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has four main aims: To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult learning, with special… Read more »