Social media and blogging activity for the next couple of weeks is going to be flying outside the window off into the London sunshine because of current workload / commitments.
We are doing a small project with online quizzes in a negotiation module for the higher education institute which was started before I joined and will complete end of next week – the students have generated questions based on their comprehension and we ran the first of three quizzes this morning based on their questions. They are going into various aspects of business management & administration so whilst the art of writing questions is not high up the agenda – for communication in a negotiation setting and being able to reference a point and explain its significance to others is useful. It was interesting that the students said one question did not make sense, but when it came to student ranking of the question, it scored more favourably than others (we don’t know if other students know who wrote it or not).
We are writing a bid this fortnight for a small AI project for an autumn module and I will give more details probably in August if not before. I hope we will have the opportunity to work with international partners even if not for the pilot project but a larger follow-up project later in the year. If you’re interested, please get in touch via this blog.
Another small research project will probably be a randomised study of uses of online colllaboration in a VLE versus Yammer but details to be finalised in next couple of weeks.
I attended some copyright training which was useful particularly as areas of performance rights in dance, drama and use of copyright are now more complex as student ‘art’ is being uploaded online with the option to publish to different audiences. There is an HE copyright group who are going to investigate further and I will update when I know more.