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. […]
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.
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 […]
Nice post by my wee girl http://khadijasspace.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/allegory-of-the-cave-platos-theory
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: […]
ABSTRACT This working paper reports on the preliminary findings of a PhD study which examines the nature of the digital literacy practices that arise when an adult learner (Sara) in a UK Further Education college completes writing assignments for her course. Drawing on the concept of ‘literacy events’ […]
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 […]
A while back Chris Bigum drew my attention to the delegation of work to machines in activity. Now that my doctoral pilot study is over, I have had the time to mull over some of my data, present, and write on it. Whilst literacies are best understood as […]