Ponderings on Space, Learning, Technology and Choice

We have been given a couple of research papers for critically evaluation. One of them is by Dunleavy et al (2007) which looks at the “value addedness” of the one child per laptop (OLPC) project. What struck me here is that there are similarities between the OLPC initiaive and that of our partly JISC funded […]

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Design Personas and UCD

My University is involved in phase two of JISC‘s Institutional Innovation Programme: This programme represents a £13.08m investment aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven practices, technologies, standards and services. The solutions will act as exemplars to other institutions by demonstrating innovation and good practice, and building […]

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The Relationship between People, Space, Activities and Artefacts

I have been thinking more about my intended research project as well as bouncing ideas and talking to colleagues about it as well. One of the recurring themes was a person or a groups relationship to and between space (physical, virtual or both?). These relationships could occur between: Student to Student Student to Peer Group […]

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Mapping the Learning Space

So here we are at last, the sixth and final module that is “research methods”. I know that I would like to do my dissertation on learning spaces as my institution has just opened it’s doors to a new Library and Student Services centre called Augustine House. If you want a feel for the place, […]

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