Research Essentials

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

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Entries from March 2008

Massively Multi Learner Workshop at Anglia Ruskin

March 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Anna Peachey presented first at this event – describing the Schome Park part of the Schome project in which teens aged 13 to 17 explore alternative approaches to learning through the virtual environment of Second Life. During the presentation, she asked how many people in the room had an avatar in 2nd life and I’d […]

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Tags: by Gill · Virtual worlds

Reflections on Twitter

March 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Martin has reflected about the social niceties of following people who follow you twitter on several occasions most recently in this post on Twitter Etiquette. Just recently I’ve had a couple of strange experiences with twitter which make me wonder whether I’ll bother with it. The first was when somebody called Peter Clough began following […]

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Tags: by Gill · Social Networking · twitter

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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Tags: by Gill · Uncategorized

Happy IET Students

March 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just bumped into Patrick in the corridoor and he assured me that the students will be in the new building. It’s nice to know that the Institute of Educational Technology loves its students.

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Tags: by Gill · Open plan

Hot desking versus Fixed

March 3rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

I started wondering which would be better, hot desking or fixed, so I thought I’d try to come up with a list of pros and cons. However I then realised that there are two different ways of hotdesking. You can either issue hotdesking staff with a laptop on which they keep their working environment with […]

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Tags: by Gill · Open plan