Below is the Prezi for my recent talk at the Open University on ‘Academic Literacies’. The event commemorated the phenomenal achievements and contributions of Mary Lea to the field of ‘Academic Literacies’, and this was used as a basis upon which to explore future directions, opportunities and key […]
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.
I was at an interesting session yesterday at the School of Education (University of Leeds) on preparing for the viva voce doctoral examination. Timely for me, yet also serendipitous, as it was one of those sessions that you accidentally attend because you happened to be in the room […]
It was a pleasure to present and talk about my research at the Literacy Research Discussion Group (Lancaster University) yesterday. The following is my Prezi for the session: Also available here: https://prezi.com/fvvmz3wtnlmi/accounts-of-assignment-writing-in-further-education-classrooms/# The discussion concerned the methods, practices, and processes that are drawn into the production of curricular […]
I am pleased to announce a forthcoming publication in a collection entitled Digital Methods for Social Sciences: An Interdisciplinary guide to research innovation, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This chapter contribution is the second of three publications of mine which focus on the methods of my doctoral research, their […]
Reflections on research into digital learning – lecture at BURCH University (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herz.)
The following is the Prezi for my session at BURCH International University on Thursday 9th October 2014. Also available here: https://prezi.com/gi73acm6l3s1/reflections-on-digital-literacy-research-and-digital-methodologies-burch-international-university-sarajevo-bosnia-herz-9th-oct-2014/# In this lecture, I talked about how research into digital learning and literacies can sometimes be characterised by hype, the kind of hype that reflects how we […]
Here is the Prezi for my session with Commonword on 19th June 2014. Also available here: http://prezi.com/jurrtpegsquf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share One of the things we discussed was the contested nature of ‘literacies’, and how they are value-laden, power-laden and embedded in social practices and community norms, and how this is played […]