Research

Creative Writing for Academics Workshop with Kip Jones 11 and 12 Jan 2019

When we are open to experiment in new ways, marvellous things are possible. The Centre for Excellence in Learning and the Centre for Qualitative Research work closely on creative practices in Education, Research and Professional Practice. Read all about a previous Creative Writing for Academics workshop here: https://goo.gl/3fz2Yu …then get ready for the next one… Read more »

LATISS special issue “Mobility in doctoral education – and beyond”

Apologies for cross posting – but something for everyone here! ===== The recent special issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) titled “Mobility in doctoral education – and beyond” is now available online! Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.berghahnjournals.com%2Flatiss&data=02%7C01%7C%7C72bec6cc87ab42e80a4408d65657dd5c%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636791332703816679&sdata=2VZ4DbKwmhf2t2SiYke9YnknN6RflX3TVJzAlUZJ5B4%3D&reserved=0 Volume 11,… Read more »

JLDHE Special Edition – ALDinHE Conference 2018

Professor Debbie Holley

Special Edition: ALDinHE Conference 2018 A selection of papers presented at the 2018 ALDinHE Conference, held at the University of Leicester March 26-28 2018 Table of Contents Papers Facilitating learning about academic phraseology: teaching activities for student writers<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjournal.aldinhe.ac.uk%2Findex.php%2Fjldhe%2Farticle%2Fview%2F468&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc576c352d2b2466c793708d63f7d3c59%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636766204448096728&amp;sdata=saf32jrQJRb2X57lgq%2B22ymJHhmBKoaQMgHUdraVLd0%3D&amp;reserved=0> Mary Davis, John Morley PDF<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjournal.aldinhe.ac.uk%2Findex.php%2Fjldhe%2Farticle%2Fview%2F468%2Fpdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc576c352d2b2466c793708d63f7d3c59%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636766204448096728&amp;sdata=CRbiWMo9TrK52D4ExqR4CfJKqMaiubbJcqgQHoas5yY%3D&amp;reserved=0> Making the second year count: embedding learning development in a progressive student… Read more »

Immersive technologies: do we all experience immersion in the same way?

The term ‘immersive’ is being increasingly used to describe virtual environments and virtual reality; we read about immersive technologies, immersive learning environments and immersive worlds, for example. But what does this actually mean, and do we all experience a sense of immersion in the same way? These questions have been the subject of research for at least 20… Read more »

ALT Webinar: Reaching Out to Rural Africa, Wednesday the 24 October 1 to 2 PM

Professor Debbie Holley

Apologies for cross posting – but some of you met Prof John Traxler, the international researcher on mobile technologies on a visit to BU last year. Catch up on his latest work: In this webinar three researchers, Caroline Kuhn, Dominic Kimani and John Traxler discuss their perspectives on a workshop that took place in Kenya… Read more »

Abstracts for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research – deadline 20th December

We are underway planning our own internal SURE programme, but please do encourage your students to think about this national call…. ============= Dear all We are now accepting submissions for abstracts for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, to be held at the University of South Wales, 15-16 April 2019. BCUR is the largest conference… Read more »

UK Data Service launches a new online teaching resource ‘data for non-experts’

Professor Debbie Holley

Colleagues, apologies for cross posting – may be of interest ===== Explore key aspects of survey, aggregate and longitudinal data The UK Data Service recently launched a new online teaching resource which introduces data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive Data Skills Modules. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key… Read more »

CQR and CEL: Creativity, the key to connectivity

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) and the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) are natural allies for creative endeavours–in research and dissemination for CQR, and education or CEL. Members from both centres will be working together to share ideas, skills and resources across the fusion areas of Education, Research and Professional Practice. CEL are developing… Read more »

Launch of the Additional Learning Support (ALS) Research Hub

 Launch of Research Hub The BU Additional Learning Support (ALS) Department has recently launched a research hub: Research@ALS. Aim of the Research Hub The aim of the Research Hub is to provide an ALS centre for the fusion of innovative research and application into our day to day professional practice. Inform, Evolve, Change  The ALS… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »