Echoes follow on funding

The TEL Echoes project forms part of a group of projects that received follow-on funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to further investigate the possibilities for using technology to support autism spectrum children with communication.

The ‘Shaping the future of technology use in the classroom’ grant will run from 31st May 2012 to 31st . . . → Read More: Echoes follow on funding

UfI Charitable Trust call opens July 2nd

The UfI Charitable Trust plans to focus its first funding call on ‘vocational learning’ and ‘technology’, and is interested in funding projects which fall into the following three areas:

1.Increasing capability of those involved in running the vocational learning system: Analytic tools; Large-scale online course for learning professionals; Advocacy with senior leaders; Competencies, career paths and . . . → Read More: UfI Charitable Trust call opens July 2nd

EPSRC HCI Review report

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has been conducting a review of Human Computer Interaction research in the UK over the past few months. The review has now concluded and reports have now been published on the EPSRC website:

The EPSRC Shaping Capability landscape has also been completed and published in full:

A rationale statement . . . → Read More: EPSRC HCI Review report

2 Computer Science PhD posts available

( #edtech ) Smart Technology Research Centre, Computational Intelligence Research Group

School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Two 3 year, fully funded PhD research studentships are available to work on a range of exciting research areas within the framework of a large EU funded INFER project (

The INFER project research programme focuses on pervasively . . . → Read More: 2 Computer Science PhD posts available

EPSRC ICT Theme Working Together

Working together

EPSRC sees working together across the ICT research landscape and with other disciplines as a priority for their ICT Theme. The potential for greater communication and collaboration between research areas in ICT and with other disciplines has been highlighted during engagement with researchers and users in this theme. Mapping of the portfolio highlights dependencies between . . . → Read More: EPSRC ICT Theme Working Together

Parliamentary placement opportunities

POST postgraduate awards

The British Psychological Society invites applications for its POST postgraduate award. This provides an opportunity for a postgraduate psychologist to be seconded to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology to assist in providing objective briefing material for MPs and peers on a psychological topic.

Eligible candidates include all postgraduate students registered for a higher . . . → Read More: Parliamentary placement opportunities

ESRC/IOP Fellowships

The Institute of Physics and the Economic and Social Research Council wish to support additional research into subject-based teaching and learning in Higher Education, in this case in Physics.

They have therefore agreed to support two research fellows, one based in a physics department, and one based in a social sciences department on a one year joint . . . → Read More: ESRC/IOP Fellowships

JISC elevator

( #edtech ) A new way to find and fund innovative ways to use technology to improve universities and colleges.

Anyone employed in UK higher or further education can submit an idea. If your idea proves popular then JISC will consider it for funding.

The elevator is for small, practical projects with up to £10,000 available for successful . . . → Read More: JISC elevator

British Science Association Media Fellowships

@MediaFellows Be behind the headlines!

Scientists, social scientists, engineers and clinicians can experience life in the heart of the newsroom by applying for a British Science Association 2012 Media Fellowship.

Spend 3-8 weeks this summer working with hosts including the BBC, Guardian and Nature to produce accurate, well-informed news about developments in science, and work alongside the UK’s . . . → Read More: British Science Association Media Fellowships

NESTA funding calls

#edtech @lonklab Technology in Learning calls on NESTA website.

Research Tender: An analysis of the existing evidence base for technology in learning
Research Tender: Overview of learning practice for technology in learning
Open Call for Strategic Partners: Hyper . . . → Read More: NESTA funding calls