We are in the final furlong. I’m now at the point where I need to count words, make selections as to what to keep and what to ditch, and which parts of the site are for inclusion in word count at all. Interesting to do this part of it, as a) editing is harder than writing and b) incidental web more »
The most difficult thing I’ve come up against so far, certainly in my own head, is how to approach the literature review, both the writing (the language) and the headings. The writing in itself doesn’t really cause a problem, after all, talking about interesting stuff isn’t that hard! But, the tricky part is getting the terminology right, sufficiently ‘academic’. more »
Progress is being made. Motivation fluctuates, especially if I get bogged down in the reading around theory. The supervisor has recommended I get up on Critical Realism. Mmm. I like Grounded Theory. Then I found a combination of the two, or at least a good paper on it. I’ll plough on. Good news on the website, I now have the more »
A quick note about MA research updates on this site. I’m carrying out some research into uptake of technology in learning and teaching for my MA (in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) dissertation. I’m getting fairly enthusiastic, and believe that the work matches well with my MSc in Multimedia Systems as I try to progress in higher education careers.
Image: the thinking chair NB This was the original first post for the MA dissertation research project, now moved here for archiving purposes MA Research Summary These webpages are to provide a view on my MA Learning & Teaching in Higher Education dissertation research: “An exploration of key factors influencing (promoting or hindering) current & future use of technologies in more »
I have just submitted a paper for my ‘Theoretical Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ module, part of the MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: “Changing Purposes and Priorities in Higher Education”. It’s a 5500 word essay on the university in a supercomplex age, Ronald Barnett provides core theory while other voices babble around him. Plagued more »