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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.

Twitter:
@ibrar_bhatt

Assemblages

Digital technologies are a significant presence in society and in educational settings. They are a given mainstay and influence the way literacy is composed, taught, and, to some extent, assessed. When such new demands are made on language then we are, in the words of Michael Halliday (1989: […]

ICEM/CARDET reflection

I thoroughly enjoyed the ICEM/CARDET conference in Nicosia (Cyprus) which was on the theme of “design thinking”. I met up with some interesting activists in the area of digital media and its place in educational research, and am particularly excited about writing opportunities for the Ed Media International […]

Sociomateriality

In educational research it is important to explicate the relationship between digital technologies, their environments, and human behaviour (whether this be literacy practices, pedagogies, etc.). Since we are set to face an ever more digitised future with the growing popularisation of ebooks, augmented reality, game-based learning, and gesture-based […]