Last week, we made our first presentation on the curriculum design elements of the staff intervention study. We gave the talk at the Researching Work and Learning conference in Sterling, to a select but very engaged audience. The talk focused on the material practices of curricula work, setting this in the context of wider debates around the curriculum in higher education.
The presentation is available on slideshare.
It’s inevitable, but nevertheless frustrating, that it’s taken so long for formal publications relating to the project. However, two things have now made it to press – a book chapter in a very interesting collection on the Digital University, edited by Robin Goodfellow and Mary Lea, and a short journal paper in the new Irish Learning Technology Association journal, following on from the keynote we gave at the ILTA conference last year. The paper is open access, and so available online. It has also embedded the video of the keynote we gave.
References to both can be found on our publications page.
Yesterday, Lesley and I gave a presentation on the project at Leicester University. This was delivered to a rather select group in the room, but also webcast to a wider audience. We almost made it through without technical hiccup… but not quite! It was very interesting to present this work, which was focused on our graduate students, to an audience that included graduate students at another institution. It also provided a very interesting space in which to discuss methodology in quite a frank and productive way.