Educational Organisation and Learning Technology specialisms - MPhil / PhD
Many professionals working in education or training are effectively researching their work context to develop their own and others’ understanding, and thereby improve their effectiveness. The Institute for Educational Cybernetics recognises that this often leads to outstanding results and can be the basis for doctorate-level awards.
The MPhil/PhD by Published Work or Practice programmes will support you in structuring your work-based research more formally, and turning it into a number of academic publications or a portfolio, thereby acknowledging your work at the highest level. The programmes are designed so you don't have to leave work and can be completed in as little as three years.
You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for the PhD directly.
The Institute for Educational Cybernetics was established to develop a better understanding of how information and communications technologies affect the organisation of education, from individual learning to the global system.
The institute consists of a large community of researchers, programmers and educationalists who work nationally and internationally on many projects and collaborations.
The Institute for Educational Cybernetics has a diverse set of research interests focussing on educational organisation and the use and development of learning technologies for schools, colleges and universities, as well as business and commerce.
A selection of current research projects include:
Coeducate - Curriculum Design project funded by JISC. The project seeks to develop new approaches to curriculum design in higher education.
SPLICE – Lifelong learning project funded by JISC. The project seeks to uncover the pedagogical, technological and organisational challenges in encouraging learners to be self-regulating.
TENCompetence - European lifelong learning project seeking to develop technical and organisational infrastructure.
Widget server – developing technology to extent the functionality of Virtual Learning Environments.
FeedForward - a desktop application that keeps you on top of your personal information environment, enabling you to scan, organise, remix, and republish entries from your feeds to everything from Twitter to bibliographic databases.
- CETIS innovation service - working on cloud computing, open educational resources, standards and other emerging technologies.
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