I'm considering starting a PhD in technology enhanced learning, primarily in relation to language learning (my main job), but also with an interest in extension work in rural communities in developing countries (a more personal project).
My first step is to find a suitable institution that offers PhDs in this area. So far, I've come up with the University of Lancaster (UK), the Open University (UK) and the Open Universiteit (NL) -- the latter may not be well known outside NL, but appears to be very innovative; plus, I live and work in the Netherlands.
I'd be interested in hearing fellow loungers' opinions on recommended instutions, as well as other tips on program format (modular or research only, for example).
Cries of "Don't do it, you fool! You don't know what you're letting yourself in for!" are also welcome, so long as there is a convincing argument
I look forward to hearing your insights.