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Accessing professional development

Graduate and postgraduate students include personal/professional development in their training plans. One disadvantage doing a PhD from overseas is missing researcher training sessions on campus. I do participate in Research Days through videoconferencing, but there are no provisions for other sessions restricted to physical attendance at the university. 357 more words

Beware of distractions

In our recent Learning Futures Festival 2011: Follow the Sun presentation (click here for Adobe Connect recording), one of my colleagues, Alison Ewing, raised “healthy question” about technologies (starting at 32 minutes into the recording). 511 more words

The Future of Learning According to Student Strategists

The consultation with staff and students on the new Learning and Teaching Strategy of the University of Leicester took place in the form of one workshop for staff and students, and six interviews with students. 407 more words

A day with ‘Northampton Tigers’

Recently I had the opportunity to spend a day with our TIGER (see note below for a description) project partners at the University of Northampton. I took part in their course development event. 331 more words

What's the cure for 'medicide'?

BADGER (Browser-based Assessment of Decision-making skills using virtual patients (VPs) Generated by Expert peer-Review) is the latest tongue-twisting addition to the BDRA Media Zoo (www.le.ac.uk/badger). 555 more words


How I became a PhD student at the BDRA

Finding a PhD program in e-learning is not an easy task. In 2009, when I decided to continue my graduate studies, I discovered that while lots of online programs were available, few focused on elearning.  227 more words

A researcherʼs guide to social media

Last Thursday, I took part in a SkillsCamp at the School of Museum Studies. The SkillsCamp was called A researcher’s guide to social media and cultural heritage… 397 more words