So you want to undertake research in ODL? Start with PREST!

Whenever I’m asked how to get started with research in open and distance learning, I have a one-word answer: PREST.¬†Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) is a comprehensive set of resources produced by the Commonwealth of Learning and the¬†International Research Foundation in Open Learning, and it is simply the best there is. Continue reading

On reviewing: a diversion to another old book

In an earlier post on reviewing, I noted the claimed contribution to the death of Keats by the savage review of his poetry by one John Wilson Croker. It appeared in the Quarterly Review, of which I now own a copy of Volume LXIV (1839), a most welcome and expected (as I chose it in an antiques shop in Tetsworth) Christmas present. Continue reading