I read two interesting books this Summer: George Makdisi’s Rise of Colleges and W. Montgomery Watt’s Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe. Both books contain authoritative accounts about how the scholastic method of inquiry, and most elements of the academic system (but not its organisational system) in the […]
My research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of Literacy Studies, Applied Linguistics, and Educational Technologies.
I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Bradford, Lancaster University, and now at Queen's University Belfast.
Here is an interesting artefact of historical literacy that I encountered, during a brief stay in Cyprus last year as a visiting lecturer. In a visit to the Hala Sultan Tekke and surrounding salt lake, one of my favourite places on the island, I saw this compilation from […]
This is an online recording of the plenary panel that I was a part of the the Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education. The keynote panel was on ‘Preparing critical students for the post-truth era – key research questions’ and featured Neil Harrison (University […]
I am very pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Springer journal Postdigital Science & Education which I have guest-edited with Alison MacKenzie. This Issue is on the theme of Lies, Bullshit and Fake News Online: Should We Be Worried? and is dated at Volume 2, Issue […]
A recent SRHE event on ‘Academics in the Digital University’ at Queen’s University Belfast
Some background to my new published chapter: I have recently been developing some of the ideas around the notion of ‘Curation’ which I first began to examine in Chapter 7 of my book. During the research for the book, I found that prominent among the students’ methodologies and strategies […]
I have co-written a Commentary piece for the new journal Postdigital Science & Education (Springer) entitled Lies, bullshit & fake news online: Some epistemological concerns (see link). The article is a brief commentary on some ideas that my co-writer Alison MacKenzie and I have been discussing in relation […]