Who I am
I am a full-time scholarship research student based in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies (FELS) at the Open University, Milton Keynes. The research I am conducting is based from my teaching experiences over a period of five years across three institutes in London at an FE, faith school and an independent school.
What I’m doing
I am conducting research on the reasons behind students' use of digital technologies, such as mobile phones, tablets and MP3s, in a variety of learning environments. In this research I am specifically focused on how students manage and negotiate their sonic learning landscapes and if the sonic practices and the reasons they give are linked to their cultural identities, educational experiences and trajectories.
I am looking for more teachers in schools and colleges in London and Sussex to participate in this research so if you're interested and teach Level 2 and Level 3 courses, please send me an email.
Why I am conducting this research
The research can help us understand how students in this digital era are shaping their sonic learning landscapes.This is valuable because it can tell us:
The potential benefits from this research can create better learning environments for students by understanding their educational needs and aspirations.
What is needed
What I can offer you
I can give a talk on 'Doing a PhD.' This includes discussing what a PhD is; how one pursues this path; the processes involved when conducting research for a PhD; and lastly the potential outcomes.
Dr Janet Soler, Senior Lecturer in Education - http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jms236
Dr Byron Dueck, Lecturer in Ethnomusicuology - http://www.open.ac.uk/people/bd2367
Dr Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education - http://www.open.ac.uk/people/fjfc2
Dr Daniel Allington, Associate Professor of Digital Cultures, University of the West of England (UWE)