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PhD Studentship in E-Learning in the Computing Research Centre

Department of Computing
Based in Milton Keynes, UK
Three year studentship, available from 1 October 2005

The Computing Research Centre undertakes distinctive and leading edge research in software and processes that underpin knowledge management, communication, learning, and interactions among humans and machines.  A PhD studentship is available to further strengthen our on-going research programme in the design and usability of e-learning environments.

The research project for this studentship is titled 'Information Design and Pedagogical Effectiveness of E-learning Environments'.  It aims to investigate the mismatches between learners' and educators' models and between the instructional content developed by the educators and its representation in the design of the e-learning environment.

You will have a good first degree or MSc in a relevant subject (e.g. Computer Science, Psychology or a Design discipline) and a strong interest in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

The studentship covers fees and pays an allowance of 12,000 per annum.  The Centre will support travel to conferences to present published research papers.

Some useful websites: Computing Department http://computing.open.ac.uk, Computing Research Centre http://crc.open.ac.uk, Research School: http://www.open.ac.uk/research-school/

The prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the Research School's Website (web link above).  Applications, including details of two referees and a research proposal, must be returned to the Research School by 5 July 2005.

For further information on the research project (but not to obtain or return an application), you are invited to contact Dr. Shailey Minocha by email [log in to unmask]

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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