Come one, come all to the Dissertation Festival!
Monday 2 June – Friday 6 June, 2014
The Dissertation Festival is being held in our programme wiki space at http://holyroodpark.pbworks.com/The%20Dissertation%20Festival and in Collaborate.
The Festival is a chance for students on the programme to share their thoughts on their dissertation in the lead up to their submission date. It’s also an opportunity to hear tales from alumni, tips from tutors and ideas from peers on how to survive and thrive through the dissertation process.
The Festival is a place for sharing ideas, issues and inspirations with each other.
All programme participants and alumni are very, very welcome!
View and feedback on student work
If you can’t make it to the synchronous sessions, you can still view students’ presentations and leave comments through the wiki (from Monday 2 June, those spaces are still under construction just now!). Feedback is greatly welcomed and will help folks refine their ideas as they grapple with the challenge of writing up their research.
We have two events with alumni and tutors looking at:
- Surviving and thriving through the dissertation process (Monday 2 June 8pm-9pm BST)
- Writing up and daring to be multimodal (Tuesday 3 June 8pm-9pm BST)
We also have two sessions chock full of students’ fascinating work on topics ranging from identity formation, collaborative authoring, art experiences, ideas of community and promoting reflection on learning.
- Work in progress dissertation presentations on Thursday 5 June (8pm-9.30pm BST)
*Nicola Ashton – Using certainty-based marking in online professional development to promote more effective post-course reflection among nurses
*Sally Dawson – Building connections: investigating expectations and experiences in distance learning: how do connectedness and community impact on the distance experience?
*Daisy Giles – Identity Formation of Novice English as a Foreign Language Teachers in Online Discussion Forums
- Work in progress dissertation presentations on Friday 6 June (8pm-9pm BST)
*Charmaine McKenzie – How did participants’ experience on the OA11 wiki affect their views on collaborative authoring?
*Gina Fierlafjin Reddie – Are ‘Friends’ Electric: exploring social media spaces that locate and shape online art experiences
Find out more and sign up for these events at http://holyroodpark.pbworks.com/The%20Dissertation%20Festival
Please remember to check you can access Collaborate for the synchronous events (a how-to is at http://holyroodpark.pbworks.com/Checklist-for-Collaborate )