Rory suggested that it was worthwhile posting some potential research ideas this week so that they are not lost as we move on from the course.
There are a number of areas of interest for me. One in particular is looking at how we can effectively introduce and embed new technologies within schools. How do we use our understanding of, amongst other things, presence, embodiment, synchronous vs. asynchronous media and creating effective learning communities to ensure that new technologies are valued and adopted effectively within teaching and learning practices?
Although I’m tackling it to a degree in my assignment, I’m also interested in exploring digital literacies within schools and how we can both ensure that learners acquire the appropriate skills and how we can use digital media more effectively within core teaching and learning practice.
Nebulous, unwieldy ideas currently but ones which may, as I progress through the Masters, develop some form and substance.
One Reply to “Potential research ideas”
I think teachers’ perspectives on presence, embodiment etc would make for a really interesting project. I suspect that lack of opportunities for teachers to reflect on these themes may be an important barrier to change?