Research

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

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’

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 »

Virtual Avebury Showcase

The Virtual Avebury project will be holding a showcase afternoon between 14:00 – 16:00 on 3rd October 2018 in room F202. Staff and students are welcome to come along, don a virtual reality headset and hand-held touch devices, and experience how Avebury Henge, Wiltshire, might have looked and sounded around 2,300 BCE. You can walk and… Read more »

The EdD keynotes are open to all staff, as they are of broader interest across the fields of media, education, pedagogies and research.

Colleagues, Please do share with PhD students etc, or indeed, come along if you are interested..thanks to the CEMP EdD team for sharing KEYNOTES   1pm 4th October, EB206 Sarah Jones (MES Hong Kong Pre-Keynote): Towards the Unknown: Building literacy in a world we don’t understand (via video link / interactive). Sarah is the Head of… Read more »

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »

Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.

Title of our paper Presented at the: – European Conference of Research Methods (ECRM) – Rome 2018. Susanne Clarke has recently returned from the ECRM Conference in Rome after submitting a conference paper in partnership with Dr Lois Farquharson. The wider team also included our brilliant Student Research Assistant, Nancy Sheppard and a colleague from… Read more »