Bristol Centre for Research in LifelongLearning and Education (BRILLE)&Designing for Digital Learners (D4DL) SIG
Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning andEducation (BRILLE) Home page: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/brille/aboutus.aspx BRILLE conducts theoretical through to applied research revolving aroundthree distinctive yet complementary research themes Designing for Digital Learners (D4DL) – John Cook Investigating the application of Technology Enhanced Learning to mediate,augment, support and transform learning Researching Children and Young People – Penelope Harnett Focussing on the lived experiences of children and young people andanalyses different policy and social contexts which impact on their lives Post-compulsory education, social justice and the student experience – RichardWaller Working in areas of further, higher and work-based education. It alsoinvestigates issues of education and social justice and the experience ofstudents across all phases and sites of education
Designing for Digital Learners (D4DL) Home page: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2435 Designing for Digital Learners or D4DL is an open Special Interest Group (SIG)that investigates the application of Technology Enhanced Learning or TEL (e.g.mobile devices and social media) to mediate, augment, support and/ortransform learning. The nature of learning is being enhanced and mediated by the likes of mobiledevices and the networks and media to which they connect people. Consequently, there is a need to re-examine approaches to the design of, andresearch into, learning experiences that incorporate TEL within learningcontexts. Interdisciplinary research focus (from theoretical all the way throughto applied). This research theme will follow an ‘educational design research’methodological approach; this is an approach that tends to have interventionistcharacteristics, is process oriented and contributes to theory building.
Designing for Digital Learners (D4DL) D4DL also takes a pedagogically driven approach to investigating learning,mediated by digital media, across a variety of contexts (e.g. FE, HE, schools,work-based, informal). Digital media can include such innovations as augmented reality, locationbased services and the affordances of mobile devices and social media ingeneral. We are open to those thinking about research, to those with a clear agenda fora Masters, EdD or Doctoral study, or if you have finished one of these and arethinking ‘what next’, or if you are an established researchers, etc See Designing for Informal and Lifelong Learning (DILL) athttp://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ltri//research/informal.htm for an overview of myprevious work in this area