Video abstract: PhD thesis

Video abstract: PhD thesis ‘A sociomaterial account of assignment writing in Further Education classrooms’ from ibrar on Vimeo. This is an experimental video abstract where I have attempted to provide a ‘lay’ account of the fundamentals of my research within a two and a half minute recording. I […]

Seminar at the Open University

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 […]

Key questions for the viva voce

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 […]

‘Under the hood’ of assignments: talk at Lancaster University

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 […]

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 […]