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  • Quick Zotero guidance to start collaborating on a paper

    Zotero is a great open-source software for managing your references. Zotero allows the creation of a repository of articles (Zotero group). This allows group members to add references to the same library, a great feature when collaborating on an article. Everyone can store their articles in that group, and all articles are then synced to…

  • Viva success of Huda Alrashidi

    Congratulations to Huda Alrashidi, who passed her PhD viva. Well done for your excellent work entitled ‘Reflective Writing Analysis for Computer Science Education using a Machine Learning-based Approach’ from your supervisors, Mike Joy and myself, and from the whole of the Institute of Educational Technology and the Computer Science Department of Warwick University. Her external…

  • PhD studentships 2021

    Every year, the Open University announces several opportunities to apply for PhD and EdD studentships. These grants typically cover any study fees, provide a monthly tax-free bursary, and on top of that a research training grant. If you are interested in Educational Technology, there are currently two good opportunities for you to apply for a…

  • A comparable reflective writing corpus of multiple languages

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a large data set of annotated reflective writings written in various languages? We might get there but let’s start with a bit of brainstorming. At first sight, the task to create a multiple languages reflective writing corpus looks like a relatively straightforward task. For example, we could use a…

  • Text Analytics to Improve the Student Experience

    It takes about two hours to skim read all student comments of a single popular module of the Open University. But, reading alone is not enough to make sense of all those comments, which is a process that takes much longer. Everyone who has ever done a content analysis knows how much effort it takes…

  • Published: Automated Analysis of Reflection in Writing

    The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education just published my paper on the Automated Analysis of Reflection in Writing. It is currently freely available at Springer. Find it here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40593-019-00174-2 The paper brings together much of the research into this new area of research that seeks to understand whether automated methods can be used…

  • PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

    My institute – the Institute of Educational Technology – and the other Schools within the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) are offering full-time funded PhD studentships for an October 2019 start. The PhD programme is located in an environment that supports world-leading quality research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)…

  • PhD grants: Technology enhanced learning and learning analytics

    Get one of the the Grand Union Innovation in Learning Doctoral Training Partnerships PhD Studentships with the the Institute of Educational Technology and the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies at the Open University of UK. This programme is dedicated to supporting research into innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Its focus is…

  • Using Qualitative Data for Driving Decision-Making at Scale QAA Event

    On behalf of the QAA in Scotland, the University of Edinburgh invited all Universities of Scotland to present and provide input to the ‘Using Qualitative Data for Driving Decision-Making at Scale’ event on the 28th of November 2018 (https://www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/quality/enhancement-themes-overview/evidence-based-enhancement). Professor Tina Harrison, the Assistant Principal Academic Standards and Quality Assurance of the University of Edinburgh,…

  • 7th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

    Accepted papers Published at CEUR: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1997/ Alicja Piotrkowicz, Vania Dimitrova, Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Alisdair Smithies, Pat Harkin, Jane Kirby and Trudie Roberts: Quantified Self Analytics Tools for Self-regulated Learning with myPAL Angela Fessl, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Wiese and Stefan Thalmann: Improving Search Strategies of Auditors – A Focus Group on Reflection Interventions Svenja Neitzel, Christoph Rensing…

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