The Institute for Learning Innovation (formerly Beyond Distance Research Alliance) recently welcomed several new PhD students and visiting scholars. Our students hail from Saudi Arabia, China, South Africa, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Greece, Rwanda — plus a few from the UK.
On 18 and 19 February 2013 we held PhD Training Days, in which we gathered in the Studio (formerly the Zoo) to share research progress and participate in workshops led by Professor Grainne Conole, Dr Tracy Simmons, Dr Paul Reilly, Dr Chris Comber, and Dr David Hawkridge. Not all of our students could join us in person, however. We held the sessions live online using Adobe Connect. Our Canadian colleague Tony Ratcliffe, for example, joined us online from Canada, and unfortunately for him had to wake up at 3.30am in order to do so. In spite of this, he presented his work beautifully.
One benefit of using a method such as Adobe Connect is that afterwards we have a recording of the session, and we share these with you below:
Day 1 – 18 Feb 2013:
Recording 1 – student presentations https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3f01oklchl/
Recording 2: Tracy Simmons – APG process: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3z7f4cx746/
Recording 3: Writing with David Hawkridge, Chris Comber on Framing your study: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p87zdsculun/
Day 2 – 19 Feb 2013;
Recording 1 — student presentations & Grainne research methods: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3eaiw8d9vz/
Recording 2: — Lit Review: Paul Reilly: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p4p2yuw9zs4/
Recording 3: – Grainne social media and final discussion: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p2wx8ltkv33/
Terese Bird, Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow