Research

CELebrate Workshop: The challenges and rewards of teaching qualitative analysis using CAQDAS

I delivered this workshop as part of #CELebrate2016, with three main objectives. First, to acquaint participants with the principles of using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) for qualitative analysis; second, to discuss the rewards that come with introducing students to the potential uses of CAQDAS while they are learning qualitative analysis techniques; and… Read more »

Team-work on Team-based Learning Project : My experience as a URA

Blog post by Jade Offer, Undergraduate Research Assistant (Innovative Pedagogy)I applied to become an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) as I believed it would help me develop and learn new skills, and it did! As an accounting student, I enjoy working with numbers and that is why I initially applied. The field I choose was unrelated… Read more »

Save the Date: 24/5/16 – Smart Cities Sandpit

On Tuesday, 24th May 2016, BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) will be hosting a Sandpit event on Smart Cities, supported and attended by staff from the Borough of Poole and other organisations.  Which means…? We’re seeking to come up with novel research which addresses how we link and upgrade infrastructures, technologies and services in key… Read more »

Festival of Learning 2016: grassroots responses to educational disadvantage

GRASSROOTS RESPONSES TO REGIONAL EDUCATION CHALLENGES: a workshop As part of BU’s Festival of Learning, our Fair Access Researchers will be facilitating a workshop exploring educational disadvantage in the region. The event will be held on Monday 27 June 2016 between 14:00-16:00 in the new FUSION BUILDING, TALBOT CAMPUS [F107]. Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding region face significant challenges when it comes… Read more »

Guidance on preserving social media

Apologies for cross posting – thanks to UK Data service for sharing Guidance on preserving social media Social media plays an increasingly important role as we embrace networked platforms and applications in our everyday lives. The UK Data Service is pleased to share the latest Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Social Media’, published by the Digital… Read more »

Supporting you to support your students

As part of the Fair Access Research project we would like academic staff to complete this survey to help us understand how students are supported at BU. Questions of access to higher education do not end (or start) at the university gates. Widening participation involves engagement with a long and complex cycle of learning, as discussed here:… Read more »

Fair Access and Admissions

As part of the Fair Access Research project, we reviewed the admissions and enrollment data for all applicants to BU between academic years 2010-11 to 2014-15. We wanted to find out if there were differences in application and enrollment for students from different backgrounds. This is because there are significant differences in applications and admissions… Read more »

Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form (thank you Gordon Asher for sharing)

please find links from the LearnHigher discussion  at foot of post What a wonderful challenge to the usual format.. http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/130485371991/doctoral-dissertation-in-graphic-novel-form Columbia University awarded a doctorate in education to Nick Sousanis forUnflattening, a graphic novel about the relationship between words and pictures in literature. It was published by Harvard University Press and got a starred review… Read more »