Monthly Archives: May 2011

Qualitative, Quantitative or a bit of both?

A week of looking at the merits and de-merits of different approaches to research led me to the overall, rather simple conclusion, that … The choices we make about research depend on how we see the world, what we want … Continue reading

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Professional Doctorates …

I’ve been looking at professional doctorates and asking •    What are they? •    What are the pros and cons? Some thoughts then … The professional doctorate is characterised by the requirement for the holder to demonstrate an original contribution to … Continue reading

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Professional development on professional development

I usefully spent today at Liverpool John Moores University in a workshop run by Janet Strivens and Rob Ward from the Centre for Recording Achievement, around PDP and eportfolios. Key points from the session: PDP is a culture that can … Continue reading

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The institutional development of ‘online’

I have been reading a paper by Orr, Williams and Pennington (2009) and it struck a chord with a recent project that I have been peripherally involved in. The paper analyses staff perceptions around the motivating factors for online engagement … Continue reading

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