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#3 December D4DL SIG, Monday 17th Dec 1pm EIC Seminar Space

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John Cook
15 November 2012

Directions to EIC:

Good to see you all second meeting and hear you research ideas. Don't forget to send a precise of these research ideas to me so I can include them in the BRILLE Business Plan.

We agreed to hold the next SIG on Monday 17th Dec 1pm EIC Seminar Space. Have a few lines prepared on research method to investigate your chosen problem. We will discuss this more in session and make suggestions for those new to research.

I was asked to provide slides for my lecture on Digital Literacy given to 3rd Year Initial Teacher Education UGs, I sent these but to you but they are embedded below. Also, here is the pointer to my paper exploring HE student use of mobile phone on and off campus: comments welcome

What methods? New report that may be helpful in advance of next SIG meeting

This report is relevant to next meeting SIG Wednesday 17th Dec 1pm EIC (and useful for many a lit review). I was one of the researchers surveyed for the report!:

Academic research in education, technology and media: mapping the field

Based on survey data from 462 ‘research active’ academic researchers this new research report examines the state of academic research in educational technology and educational media. The report focuses on three broad research questions: (i) who is conducting research in the area of education, technology and media; (ii) what methods (or kinds of methods) of data collection and analysis are privileged in this research; and (iii) what is the use of theory in shaping the kind of research work that gets done? The findings highlight a number of ways in which academic research in education, technology and media can be improved as it becomes an increasingly important area of academic study.

Also, just in case you don't know UWE have access to Sage Research Methods

"Sage Research Methods allows you to explore methods and concepts to design research projects, understand a particular method, and write up research. For further explanation of this useful resource, please consult the brief Sage Research Methods guide"

(I had to log in via local OpenAthens!)

UWE has purchased a Blackboard Mobile Learn licence

So students do not have to pay for the app. Students just need to search for Blackboard Mobile Learn in their app store.

We have some basic guidance on the Blackboard support website on what can be done within the app:

Nesta Report on ICTand Learning now out

This report sets out where proof, promise and potential lie for
technology in education. It then identifies the contextual factors and actions needed to ensure current and future opportunities for school children to take full advantage of technology for learning.

See also: Technology has the power to transform schools, claims the report, but costly hi-tech kit lies unused in schools


The NMC Horizon Report 2012 for Higher Education Edition

Six emerging technologies are identified. This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile apps and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Game-based learning and learning analytics are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; gesture-based computing and the Internet of Things are seen emerging in the third horizon of four to five years. BRILLE’s John Cook serves on the Advisory Board for this report. Two key trends that John pushed for, and that are included, are: 1. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to. 2. The world of work is increasingly collaborative, driving changes in the way student projects are structured. The report is available from here:


You are cordially invited to The Grand Opening of The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park App

(via Charlotte Crofts [])

The Bandstand, Castle Park, Bristol
Saturday 24 November 2012, 2pm
Register at:

The app is a locative audio tour that celebrates over 100-years of
cinema-going in Bristol City Centre
and features 13 cinemas in and around Castle Park.

Meet in The Bandstand at 2pm for a brief welcome, then explore the park.
Please wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for this outdoor event.
You can take as long as you like exploring the park ­
it¹s designed to work as a feature-length experience or you can dip in and

The plan is then to repair to the Watershed at dusk to warm up.

Download the app here:

The app is currently only available on Apple iOS, but if you don¹t have an
iPhone or iPad
we may be able to lend you one on the day depending on numbers - please
chose the "Stalls" ticket to let us know.

It is weighing in at 160mb so you will need to download it when you are
connected to WiFi before you come
(or there is free WiFi at Caffe Nero, Union Street, or Watershed Cafe if

Please ensure that your battery is fully charged and bring your charger, as
the app is hungry!

You might like to bring your own headphones for the best audio experience.
Car Parking is available nearby at The Galleries Car Park, Nelson Street NCP
and Broadmead Lower Castle Street NCP.
Alternatively you could walk, cycle or arrive at Ferry Stop No. 14.

For more info about Castle Park visit the Castle Park Users Group, Bristol:
Please bring your ticket with you on the day.

Look forward to seeing you there!
All the best,


The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park app is a Cinemapping Experience, a spin-off
from the REACT 'Heritage Sandbox' project called 'City Strata', developed in
collaboration with Calvium and Bristol City Council, which you can read more
about here: and

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), REACT (Research
and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology) is one of four UK Knowledge
Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy and is a collaboration between UWE
Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the
Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter

iPad Scotland Evaluation - Glow Wikis - Education Scotland

This report draws on John Cook and LMLG colleagues work ...

iPad Scotland Evaluation - Glow Wikis - Education Scotland REPORT

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