PhD students share research and encouragement

Ming speaks at PhD Day June 2013

Ming speaks at PhD Day June 2013

Today and tomorrow (24 and 25 June 2013), our PhD students are gathering in Leicester from far and wide to share their research thus far and to encourage each other on the journey. Tony Ratcliffe presented his work remotely via Adobe Connect from Canada. Nada presented her work before she returns to Saudi Arabia to continue field research there. Marion Waite presented her PhD topic on MOOCs and online learning, in her first time joining us in person. Grace, Yan, Brenda, Bernard, and Natalia also presented, some of these in preparation for the annual School of Education PhD presentation day which will happen this Saturday. The recordings from this session are posted here in order of occurrence:

https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3x2urnca91/

https://connect.le.ac.uk/p1eotdv97qg/

https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3g2bveovi7/

https://connect.le.ac.uk/p2qjjj1osk7/

International research by international research students

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.

PhD students attending training day in the Studio

PhD students attending training day in the Studio

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

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