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Current Major Research Projects

Current research projects are listed below. See also recent research projects.


The eChina Phase 2 project on intercultural professional development for e-learning involves three UK Universities: Lancaster University, the lead University, with consultancy expertise from the University of Sheffield and the Open University, and four Chinese universities in a Sino-UK collaboration.
In the UK, the project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and is one of several current projects in this programme.



Kaleidoscope is a Network of Excellence which brings together European teams in technology-enhanced learning. Its goal is to integrate 76 research units from around Europe, covering a large range of expertise from technology to education, from academic to private research. Kaleidoscope is supported by the European Community under the Sixth European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, thematic priority Information Society Technologies. More >


VIRTUBeS2 concerns the use of multimedia technologies to support professional development. The project builds upon earlier PhD work with learning technology professionals. Now, ideas from that work are being applied to a different professional grouping, that of research supervisors and research students. VIRTUBeS2 will examine the creation, sharing and critiquing of digital video clips, captured from tutor:research student supervisory sessions among bioscience tutors and their PhD students.  More >

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