E Learning Journeys

January 15th, 2013 No comments

I have been looking at research relating to persuasion and e-learning. I have a covered a lot of material on technology and learning on the PGCLTHE module so I thought that I would examine this topic as a case study to try and kill two bits of work with one stone....... Read More >>

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Update (12/11/2012)

January 13th, 2013 No comments

Student apathy has continued to be a problem. Martin has allowed a £10 itunes/ Wiggle voucher to be given as an incentive per participant per workshop. I have decided to create an online version of the workshop via a qualitative questionnaire to counteract the lack of participation. I am using a free account at Survey Gizmo. I think the survey will be comprehensive, but I have concerns it might be too long and whether the questions about interaction and web design translate well from one methodology to another....... Read More >>

Update (12/10/2012)

January 13th, 2013 No comments

Web 360 site is live on student.360webproject.co.uk. The recruitment for student is also live but has not has much of a response. Martin has set aside a small budget but he thinks apathy may be a problem.  Had a meeting with Health advisor at KU who said that any intervention must tackle pre-loading. She also pointed me in the direction of some other agencies....... Read More >>

Meeting #11 (12/09/2012)

January 13th, 2013 No comments

I have spent most of the long school summer holiday learning html 5, css3 and Jquery....... Read More >>

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Ethical Clearance

July 5th, 2012 No comments

We submitted a large number of documents for ethical clearance and they decided to approve the study subject to the following conditions:...... Read More >>

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July 5th, 2012 No comments

Unfortunately Cancer Research decided not to fund our proposed research, which is very disappointing. The main reasons that they gave were the lack of expertise/ experience of the researchers and the sample and design of the method. I was suprised at this none of these points were considered an issue to the peer reviewers who on the whole were favourable....... Read More >>

Poster and Paper

April 9th, 2012 No comments

I have spent most of this week designing a poster illustrating the work done so far. It has taken longer than I thought it would but I am quite pleased with the results. Martin and I have also been writing a paper for the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) in Nijmagen. Writing the paper has made me revisit the structure of the framework again....... Read More >>

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Auditing/ Revamping User Factors Workshop

March 20th, 2012 No comments

I have decided to revamp the workshop for user factors for a number of reasons....... Read More >>

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Auditing/ Revamping User Factors Lecture

March 20th, 2012 No comments

My teaching practice in the User Factors module is going to be observed, much of what I picked up on the 3 day module  – Introduction to Learning and teaching in HE was useful and it has made me think about ways in which I would like to change the material, content and approach in the lecture and subsequent workshop that I give on this module....... Read More >>

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Meeting #10

March 20th, 2012 No comments

I had a meeting with Martin this morning and we had a discussion over how we would plan the study if we did NOT get funding from CRUK. The research would be quite drastically simplified. The minimum required for a case study application of the 360 diagram is:...... Read More >>

Response(s) to Cancer Research UK Peer Review Comments

March 20th, 2012 No comments

We received a peer review of our proposal to Cancer Research UK. We had a week to respond. I had braced myself for negative comments, but to my surprise it was fairly positive; with even the most critical reviewer suggesting funding of the project. I have never seen a peer review before and I was a little surprised to see how much is based on personal opinion. Most of the reviews acknowledged the gap in research and the need for more innovative research in this area. These comments were often based in the reviewer’s research interests or background e.g. clinical or stages of change, but I found the criticisms of the framework were not. However, many of the criticisms were valid and were issues that I had considered could be problematic but were out of the scope or word limit of the original proposal....... Read More >>

Meeting #9

February 28th, 2012 No comments

Today’s meeting covered a number of issues that I am having with the ethical clearance documentation and the methods section in general....... Read More >>

Participatory Design Workshops Anxiety

February 28th, 2012 No comments

Phase one of the participatory design workshops are to be used to design the web, mobile web sites and create a initial patient journey. I have been looking for potential resources/ techniques for a series of participatory design workshops. I am designing a web site (and a separate mobile site) enabling smoking cessation support for pregnant smokers but I need to be able to elicit what they need from a site e.g. the types of interactive support  – facebook , discussion board etc, content, tone of voice, use and type of images etc....... Read More >>

PG Cert L&T in HE

February 28th, 2012 No comments

In January I attended a three day module  – Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I thought it would be a good idea to do it because I was acutely aware that I had not taken up any research opportunities for training and that many of the usability/ digital agencies ran training courses so it would be a good idea for future employability....... Read More >>