OCWC 2014 Recording Available

The video recording from my research presentation at OCWC 2014 is now available at http://videolectures.net/ocwc2014_farrow_oer_impact/.  It’s not possible to embed here but they have a nice player on their site. This presentation gives an overview of the OER Research Hub project, some of the methodological and epistemological issues we encounter, and how we propose to …

Guerrilla Research #elesig

Today I’m in the research laboratories in the Jennie Lee Building at The Institute of Educational Technology (aka work) for the ELESIG Guerrilla Research Event.  Martin Weller began the session with an outline of the kind of work that goes into preparing unsuccessful research proposals.  Using figures from the UK research councils he estimates that …

Report from Educause 2013

I’ve spent the last few days here in Anaheim (a stone’s throw from Disneyland) at the annual Educause conference.  It’s my first time here and I’ve found a few things that were surprising or of note.  The first thing to say is that this is a very well organised and VERY big conference. I’m pretty …

Flipping Philosophy

Last week I went to the 6th International Conference in Critical Theory, based at The John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago in Rome.  I got some useful stuff out my my presentation, both in terms of some headspace to work on the essence of what I wanted to say in some of my …

Revisiting Critical Theory

The full line-up for the 6th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome has now been announced and I see a few familiar names on there from my time at Essex when critical theory was my full-time gig.  As the main international conference in this field it would have been great for me to go while …

Data Visualization for Humanities

Here are my notes from today’s OU seminar which offers a survey of major online humanities datasets and some of the tools available for visualising them. Speakers: Dr Elton Barker (Classical Studies Department, The Open University, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin) Ms Mia Ridge (PhD student, The Open University, and Chair of …

Visual Learning 2012

Last month I attended the Visual Learning Conference at the Visual Learning Lab, Budapest.  The slides of my presentation are already up here, but I thought it would be worth sharing some of the notes I took while I was there. The Budapest University of Technology & Economics was originally founded in 1782.  It has …

OERHub: Looking Forward

One of the things that we need to do as the OER Hub project progresses is keep track of the various research and dissemination activities that we are involved with over the two year period.  I have a couple of things to report on already… I’ll be writing a fuller report Visual Learning conference I …