Here is a MOOC, still in its first week, which may be of interest to re/act and re/search regulars. https://www.coursera.org/course/researchmethods This MOOC is more academic in outlook than the Practice Based Research in the Arts MOOC recently hosted by NovoEd. However it is just as important. By framing the research question and placing it in context of existing research it provides the structure for the more tangental/lateral thought PBR course to sit on. For many institutions PBR is still relatively new and as such it receives relatively little acknowledgement and support. If we want to argue for the discipline we are part, of regardless of the media we use ,we need to be visible not just in practice but also in debate. As much of the content of this MOOC comes through peer conversations it is a perfect opportunity to not just hone research skills but to also debate PBR in a wider sphere. If you do check it out and you sign up don’t forget to tag all your posts ‘practice based research’ so that we can find each other. Hopefully see you in class.