New TEL Interdisciplinarity Briefing

A new publication summarising TEL thematic work done by colleagues at the Open University Institute of Educational Technology is now available to download.

The briefing ‘Interdisciplinary research: Findings from the Technology Enhanced Learning Research Programme’ presents the findings of the TEL Interdisciplinarity thematic strand and discusses the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary work, drawing on interviews with . . . → Read More: New TEL Interdisciplinarity Briefing

AHRC/RCUK Connected Communities

Connected Communities Research Fellowship

The AHRC is seeking to award a Fellowship as a part of the Cross-Council Connected Communities Research Programme, which it leads in partnership with the ESRC, EPSRC, NERC and MRC. The aim of the Programme is to mobilise the potential for increasingly inter-connected communities to enhance self-reliance, regeneration, sustainability, health & well-being by . . . → Read More: AHRC/RCUK Connected Communities

Interdisciplinary Capacity Discussed at ICQI

Patrick Carmichael presented a paper at the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) at the University of Illinois as part of a symposium “Splitting the Difference: cases against ‘joined-up’ thinking” on the subject of “Interdisciplinary Cultures of Inquiry”.  This drew on the experiences of the SPNECRE and Ensemble Projects and discussed ways in which research practices . . . → Read More: Interdisciplinary Capacity Discussed at ICQI

What’s new in TEL themes?

TLRP-TEL’s thematic strands seek to look across the eight TLRP-TEL projects and the wider field of technology-enhanced learning to identify themes and add value to the project research.

The four original challenges of TEL (Flexibility, Inclusion, Personalisation and Productivity) are now augmented by a Capacity Building theme. The individual pieces of work within each theme, known as . . . → Read More: What’s new in TEL themes?

Interdisciplinarity theme launches

A new TLRP-TEL theme has begun focussing upon the topic of Interdisciplinarity. The theme will be conducted from the Open University by Gráinne Conole, Paul Mundin and Eileen Scanlon.

The impact of the Internet on working practices and the way we share information and communicate has been profound. Recent web 2.0 technologies appear to be leading to . . . → Read More: Interdisciplinarity theme launches