Presentation on theme: "Bradford College Research Programme - Overview 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Bradford College Research Programme - Overview 2010
Bradford College 20k+ students Wide range of provision FE - HE Progression
Definitions We use the RAE definitions of research and scholarly activity. Scholarly activity fits better for us in terms of the areas we investigate which are primarily focused on teaching and learning.
The Research Programme Approach Inject sense of focus & urgency Identify & isolate resources Clear responsibilities Clear costings Clear timeframe Linkages across projects
Funding structure £3,500 @ £50p/h = 70hrs 16 projects Allocated in line with delivery of outputs
Action research main methodology Encourages practitioner reflection Low disruption on timetabling High impact on practice Cyclical in nature
Research Infrastructure Support & Resources Funding support Ethical aspects
Key resources to support research Project support Research Support Librarians Funds
Externally Funded Projects Pathfinder – HEA SPaCE-FD – JISC Nintendo Wii Digital Creativity Lab
Definition A VRE helps researchers in all disciplines manage the increasingly complex range of tasks involved in carrying out research JISC 2005
Virtual Research Environment Teaching observation* Learner observation Ethical aspects of collaboration *Refs. Swinglehurst, Russel and Greenhalgh 2007 Bennet and Barp 2008
2008 – 2009 Research Projects 12 reported at conference forming the research cohort: Examples: e-assessment & Feedback formative or futile? E-portfolios honed in on actual needs
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