Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Evidence Cafes

November 7th, 2017 · No Comments

I’ve been working for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning for over 18 months now. I have run 10 Evidence Cafes over the first 12 months, and am tasks with running a further 12 over the next 18 months. Each Evidence Café aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, enabling police participants […]

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Open Access to our Publications

February 10th, 2016 · No Comments

I get requests for various publications that people have found on ORO (Open Access Database) but sometimes cannot download. In particular, our book, Augmented Education: Sheehy, Ferguson & Clough (2014). I therefore put together a version of the pre-print draft (no index etc) created a website and uploaded it. At least now if somebody asks […]

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Transitioning from Student to Staff at the OU

November 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After finishing my PhD I joined the OU as a member of staff. This was a more complicated process than I anticipated, so I’m going to briefly describe the most problematic side here in the hope that others can have a smoother transition. When you join as a member of staff at the OU, a […]

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Interview with Future Me

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Inspired by Martin Weller’s video interview with his future self, I decided to attempt the same. Less intellectual content, but nicer hair 🙂 “>

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Creating pilot projects with impact: Jonathan Drori

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Really useful presentation by Jonathan Drori at ALT-C about how to add impact to a pilot project. Questions to ask about your project include: Why is this project different from all other projects? Will more people learn better? Will this save money? Will teachers and/or students be happier? Can this be done better without technology? […]

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Visualising social networks: Twittering Cory Doctorow’s talk

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

When Cory Doctorow talked at the Open University today, the audience in the room was supplemented by a more widespread group who were watching the live webcast. Throughout his talk, the extended audience was discussing, reacting to, reporting and referencing what was said. By the end of the session, Cory was responding to a question […]

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Bidding for Funding Seminar: Sharing expertise

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The annual bidding for funding workshops organised by the Research School have been suspended for 2008 whilst they restructure them. It’s good that they’re acting on feedback, but a bit disappointing that there are no bidding workshops. Fortunately IET came up with a brilliant alternative; they set up a short seminar at which Robin Mason […]

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HL2007 Adrian Oldknow – New devts in handhelds for mathematics, science and technology cooperation

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments Highlights some interesting collaborations between different school departments, for example sports and maths (throwing a ball to examine trajectory, videooing it, using video analysis). Curriculum enhancement because taking suff from the PE lesson into the maths lesson. In DT they were building launchers, perfecting how to calibrate the angle etc. Teachers and kids really […]

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Dovi Brouker of Fourier Systems

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

First session – Dovi Brouker of Fourier Systems talking about three projects they’ve done using the Nova5000 in Israel which have an emphasis on science and math.   My first impression is that the Nova5000 is a neat looking little object. About the size of a small laptop, but brightly coloured so presumably successful at […]

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Bandwidth problems

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve sat listening to Mark van t’hooft’s presentation for the 20 minutes. During the entire time I’ve been trying to get  access to this blog in order to blog my reflections. Unfortunately the wifi must be being so heavily used that I’ve only just got online. Still, Bob Harrison is just about to stand up […]

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