Our colleague Anna Piela is working on a new project, and here’s her call to papers:
I would like to announce a call for chapters for an edited collection “Muslim Women’s Digital Geographies”. The collection aims to bring together research on Muslim women’s diverse activity on the Internet that may span personal writing, debates . . . → Read More: CALL FOR CHAPTERS: MUSLIM WOMEN’S DIGITAL GEOGRAPHIES (edited collection)
Our colleague Anna Piela, from University of Westminster (London), is publishing a book soon with Routledge Middle East Studies Research section. Congratulations Anna! Here is a blurb about it:
Religion and technology are still perceived as incompatible; Muslim women are imagined as uneducated and backward. Yet, thousands of them have created their own . . . → Read More: MUSLIM WOMEN ONLINE: FAITH AND IDENTITY IN THE VIRTUAL SPACE
Anna Piela with Julia Braham
The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance
Our experience is reflected by the experience of other authors, suggesting that the ‘continuous evolution of learning technologies requires new competencies and a further study of roles and competencies’ (Williams, 2003: 47). There is a large body of literature which provides guidelines for tutors in online education on how to make a course successful (see Salmon, 2008; Salmon, 2002, Holmes and Gardner, 2006, Hartley et al, 2005), but there is little literature available on how to be a successful estudent.
This study is a part of a research project1 which attempts to bridge this gap by focusing on students’ interpersonal skills in virtual learning environments (VLEs). It has provided guidelines which have been used to produce resources aimed at increasing students’ and tutors’ awareness of interpersonal skills in an online setting. Continue reading Acknowledgement of Others’ Contributions As a Peer Facilitation Skill In Online Discussions