Research Essentials

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Collaboration'

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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Tags: Collaboration · Social Networking · twitter · Uncategorized

Joyful, visionary research

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments

My research group spent a successful day this week brainstorming and developing projects together. We began by considering what we enjoy about research, and found that social and affective factors are hugely important to us. We wanted to carry out joyful research – visionary research – research that would engage us and make a difference […]

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Tags: Collaboration · Reflections · Social Networking · Workshops

The best school in the world?

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

My local junior school is currently rethinking its vision. This isn’t an empty exercise – the school vision underpins everything that happens at the school, and is referred to on a daily basis. We’re asking everyone in the school community ‘If this were the best school in the world – what would it be like?’ […]

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Tags: Collaboration · Reflections

Handheld Links

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Welcome to our presentation at Handheld Learning 2007. These are links which you should be able to follow during or after the presentation. Second Life www.secondlife.com AjaxLife http://ajaxlife.net Schome www.schome.ac.uk Introduction to the project See the post: ‘Teen Second Life After School Club Promo’ www.ncs-tech.org The Schome forum http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum Knowledge-Age skills http://schome.open.ac.uk/wikiworks/index.php/Second_Life_Knowledge_Age_skills Signing up for […]

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Tags: Collaboration · Conferences · Handheld2007 · Research Tools

Geocaching and Learning

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Geocaching: What is it? Geocaching is a leisure activity in which participants use a global positioning system (GPS) mobile device to locate a hidden ‘cache’. The cache is usually a physical container concealed somewhere in the landscape. Participants are given a starting location (a car park or other easily identifiable spot) and then use the […]

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Tags: by Gill · Collaboration · Geocaching · Social Networking

Geocaching and mobile devices

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Unfortunately the Law and Social Sciences building won’t allow me on to its wireless network. This means live blogging has to be produced in a file and pasted into the blog later. So it’s a delayed live blog. As I know Gill’s talk very well (after all, I was one of her participants), this gives […]

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Tags: ALT-C · Collaboration · Geocaching · Social Networking

OpenLearn Conference

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I really like the concept of OpenLearn – making educational content freely available to anyone with an internet connection. One aim is for learners to take the content, adapt and enhance it and then upload it for others to use. I’m not sure that this has really taken off just yet as it seems to require […]

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Tags: by Gill · Collaboration · Conferences · Openlearn