Come one, come all to the MSc in E-Learning’s Dissertation Festival – running all this week!
The Dissertation Festival is being held on our special Festival Island in Second Life at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue%20South/191/58/24
The Festival is a chance for students on the MSc in E-Learning programme to share their thoughts on their dissertation in the lead up to their submission date. It’s a place for sharing ideas, issues and inspirations with each other.
View and feedback on student work
When you visit our island, you will find four groups of boards – each group relates to one student’s work – a poster capturing some key aspects of their dissertation, a powerpoint presentation that they will give as part of the festival, and a haiku neatly (and poetically!) summarizing their topic.
There is also a board next to each for you to leave comments. Feedback is greatly welcomed and will help our students refine their ideas as they grapple with the challenge of writing up their research.
As well as having posters, presentations and haikus on display, we are also holding a few synchronous events.
A champagne viewing of posters and question and answer session with tutors on the end-of-dissertation process. This a text-based event will be held Monday 8 August at 4pm UK time (8am SLtime).
Two voice-based presentation sessions where students will discuss their dissertations:
Tuesday 9 August 8pm UK time (12noon SLtime)
- Jim Gritton will present on the use of e-learning to develop “soft” leadership skills on MBA and masters-level leadership programmes – ‘To blend, or not to blend, that is the question!’
- Masniza Sore will present on information and study skills.
Thursday 11 August at 8pm UK time (12noon SLtime)
- Andy Miller will present on the attitudes, knowledge and understanding of e-learning by postgraduate Haematologists.
- Jeremy Knox will present on educational research and posthumanism, reviewing the existing literature.
Please remember to:
1. Update your Second Life viewer prior to any synchronous event
2. Bring headphones along, if possible, to the voice-based presentations to help cut down on any audio distortions
See you at the Festival!