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Ibrar Bhatt

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.

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Less is more…

          “PechaKucha” is a presentation style in which a topic is presented concisely and clearly in 5 minutes. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, allows for multiple-speaker events sometimes called “Pecha Kucha Nights”. Such events are subsequently great places for a snapshot […]

A pilot study

Recently I presented to my fellow postgraduates on the benefits of doing a pilot study during the initial stages of a PhD study. A pilot study can take many guises but usually refers to the study of the practicalities and feasibility of certain components of the proposed study. […]

Digital literacy practices and their layered multiplicity

Abstract of a pre-print (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09523987.2012.741199): Success in educational programmes often depends on learners being able to negotiate and manage a variety of digital literacy practices commensurate with the literacy demands of their course. This paper reports on preliminary findings of a multi-method PhD study which examines the digital […]