Thursday, 29 November 2007

Research seminars: Flickr and Tate Online

30th November

* Research on the Web2.0 site, Flickr
RC204, 10-12.00

Various speakers

* Multilingual needs of cultural heritage web site visitors: A case study of Tate Online
RC204, 12-13.00

Jennifer Marlow

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Ray D'Amore is now Dr. D'Amore

Ray D'Amore, a remote study student, studying and working in the US, yesterday, had his viva and (subject to minor amendments) obtained his PhD. His thesis was on the subject of automatically locating experts in enterprises. Congratulations Ray.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

DIS research featured at Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

Peter Bath will be attending the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America from 16-20th November in San Francisco.

Research from the following research students will be presented at the conference: Haris Stavroulakis will be presenting a poster of his work on "Exploring the Information Needs and Information Behaviours of Young Women in Relation to Osteoporosis: A Qualitative Approach"; Juliet Harland's poster on "Making Sense of Dementia: Exploring the Different Ways in Which People With Dementia and Their Carers Use Information" will be presented and Chih-Ping (Lucia) Li will present a poster on her research on "Comparing Quality of Life Among Elderly People in the UK and Taiwan". In addition, one of Peter's former PhD students, Kyeung mi Oh, will be presenting a poster of her research entitled "Evaluation of a Nurse-led Rapid Response Service for Older People".

Abstracts of these posters will be poublished in the leading US social gerontology journal, The Gerontologist.

Monday, 12 November 2007

HEA-ICS project

MAIK – Multimedia Assessment in Information and Knowledge management

We have got a small grant from HEA-ICS for an action research project to investigate the issues around getting students to create multimedia as a form of assessment in a non-technical module (in this case Level 2 module, Information management in the learning organization, INF201). No skill in creating multimedia is assumed rather the focus is on demonstrating an ability to convey an idea that participates in substantive debates in the field conception through a very short multimedia presentation.

The main outcome of the project will be a reflective report on the benefits and issues (support, copyright, balance with other forms of assessment).

The value will be in extending the variety of available assessment methods and tapping into student interest in things like YouTube and the emergence of very easy to use tools such as and MS Photostory.

We hope spin-off benefits will include some student created material that could be used at open days & on web site to promote the kind of thing people do on the UG programmes.

We are keen for colleagues to be involved, eg via use of the pre-existing peer observation scheme to get your input on sessions.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Masters student publishes dissertation work

MSc student Yu Han's dissertation work was presented at the International Geographic Information Retrieval workshop in Portugal this week. Congratulations Yu Han.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Research seminar: Sweden's National eHealth Strategy

Monica Winge, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Tuesday 6th November
RC204, Regent Court