Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. Submitted manuscripts that report results from research designs in which many shortcuts have been taken are rather commonplace. Crafting Qualitative Research: Morgan and S Smircich 30 Years On.

2017 130

Problems with MOOC research

Jenny Connected

Digital Research Methodologies Redux . Also like Frances and Roy, I found the presentation very thought-provoking and relevant to the research I am doing with Frances and Mariana Funes on rhizomatic learning – and the research I am doing with Roy on emergent learning.

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Research

Viv Mcwaters

And I’m doing all my research on-line. And I can happily while away many hours researching on the web too. In another life I used to spend my weekends in libraries. I was doing an Arts degree part-time at RMIT in Melbourne. I used to enjoy spending hours immersed in the La Trobe Uni Library not far from where I lived. It was over a number of floors and I knew it well. I would trawl through the shelves and sit on the floor reading journal articles.

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Rhizomatic Learning Research

Jenny Connected

You can find further details of how we are conducting this research on our blogs and we will continue to blog about our progress. And finally this research is proving rich in more ways than one. Research Rhizo14 #rhizo14 rhizomatic learning

2014 200

Drawing as insider research

Jenny Connected

I can see the parallels between this approach and insider research. This seems to me the same challenge as presented by insider research. Tagged: drawing , Henry Moore , insider research , life drawing , Maggi Hambling , Research.

2016 130

Gertrude Stein: lessons for research

Jenny Connected

’ At the time of listening to this webcast, I am steeped in my own research, analysing data and searching for meaning. Tagged: Charles Bernstein , Gertrude Stein , Juliette Lee , Lee Ann Brown , Research , Tender Buttons.

2014 215

Matisse: life-long researcher

Jenny Connected

I found myself thinking of Matisse as a researcher. Perhaps all artists are researchers. It is interesting that some of the quotes attributed to him can be thought of in relation to an approach to research. this criticality is achieved in the context of the spirit of research’.

2014 166

Guerrilla Research into Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

With one or two exceptions, the research I have been involved in has never been funded and has been qualitative or mixed methods research. I am an independent consultant who does research mostly for personal interest. And here is a link to my page about the research - [link].

2014 174

#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University. What initial research questions might be starting to emerge for you?

2017 141

Inspiring students through research-based education

Jenny Connected

Research-based education was the focus of a one day conference at University College London (UCL)- this week (Thurs 3 April). The Provost’s strategy for bringing about this improvement is to make UCL a world leader in research-based learning. What is a research community?

2014 187

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

On the research road… In the spring, I decided to go on a “research road trip” to Silicon Valley and Northern California. community building community mapping methods research sensemaking Uncategorized California

2016 205

Next steps in rhizomatic learning research (Rhizo14)

Jenny Connected

If any of them move you to respond, please do so with any comments which you feel will inform the direction of our research. A big thank you to all those who are freely giving of their time to participate in this research. (Source of image: [link] ).

2014 213

The Direction of MOOC Research

Jenny Connected

After 2 years of MOOC mania, the time has come for increasing the output of MOOC research. But what direction is that research taking – what direction should it take? Then there have been a couple of blog posts from Martin Weller and Martin Hawksey that suggest that the emphasis on big data research might not be exactly what is needed - It was easy to forget you were talking about learners, and not sales of baked beans. Clair , Research , StephenDownes , theory.

2013 171

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The past two weeks in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC (SOCRMx) have covered ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ (Week 6 Quantitative data analysis) and ‘Interpretation and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Data Analysis’ (Week 7).

2017 130

Researching the researchers

Jenny Connected

Within the CPsquare community there is an ongoing Research and Dissertation series where members are asked to share their research, either completed or in progress, with the community. This week Jeffrey Keefer is sharing his research. The title of his research is Educational Research and (Virtual) Identity in Postmodernity. Tagged: learning , Research. Communities of practice Research learning

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Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. Ik heb deze gegeven in het kader van de Masterclass Research Support die het Avans Leer- en Innovatiecentrum op 20 juni jl. Filed under: academia , communities , research , Uncategorized , universities , virtual communities , Web 2.0. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0

2013 126

#openedMOOC Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness

Jenny Connected

I have not done any research into OER Impact and Effectiveness and I don’t, in my career as a teacher, remember ever heavily relying on a textbook that students would have to buy. As an aside here, from my own perspective, I doubt I would be a researcher if there weren’t OERs.

2017 130

#NRC01PL The Connectivist MOOC – Research and Conclusions

Jenny Connected

In Week 4 of the Personal Learning MOOC (#NRC01PL) “Stephen Downes and Helene Fournier look at the research effort that has followed the NRC MOOCs and PLEs through development and deployment”. Recently I have been trying to catch up on MOOC research so I have read a lot of papers.

2016 130

Growing body of research into MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. Another special issue this summer came from the Research and Practice in Assessment Journal – MOOCs and Technology. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning often publishes papers on MOOCs. Tagged: Clarà and Barberà , Connectivism , MOOC , Research , stephen downes.

2013 180

HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research. Basically LinkedIn will map out every part of the vertical for HR and recruitment, training, globally and use data research artificial intelligence to do predictive analysis.

2018 136

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to do Facebook Marketing Research. Google on the other hand will probably come in even stronger in the next year or so on Big Data marketing research. Want to know how 11 million Australians will vote?

Reflections on Collaborative Research

Jenny Connected

Collaborative research can be very rewarding, but the opposite can also be true. A 1998 paper (Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries) written by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, lists 11 principles of collaborative research as follows: Decide on the objectives together. Increase research capacity. The Responsible Conduct of Research website also provides guidelines for collaborative research.

Research consultancy: taking the plunge?

Making CommunitySense

On February 18, SIKS, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems , organized a career day for Ph.D. one-man) research consultancy company. As an (academic) research consultant, you are a linking pin between science and society.

Job: Social Media Researcher, Sydney

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A company I work with (PR, Communications) is looking for a social media researcher to work with them for a month or so. Job: Social Media Researcher, Sydney is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. This is an exclusive.

Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is … Net Dev

2018 141

Reflections on Collaborative Research

Jenny Connected

Collaborative research can be very rewarding, but the opposite can also be true. A 1998 paper (Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries) written by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, lists 11 principles of collaborative research as follows: Decide on the objectives together. Increase research capacity. The Responsible Conduct of Research website also provides guidelines for collaborative research.

Connectivism and research

Jenny Connected

The post is basically about the constraints imposed by Higher Education institutions on how research can and should be conducted. But I know that any change to institutional culture and tradition with respect to research is going to be slow. Tagged: #change11 , changemooc11 , Connectivism , Research. ChangeMOOC11 Research #change11 changemooc11 Connectivism

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Researching applied improv – a project for 2014

Viv Mcwaters

That’s why I’m starting a research project to uncover some of the questions about applied improv, collect some data through interviews, identify some themes and questions that emerge from that and then see where that leads me.

2014 191

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

These two affordances seemed perfect for looking for connections between my own research papers. Emergent learning; research itself as emergent learning. Tagged: mapping , matthias melcher , Research. Research mapping matthias melcher

2016 130

Wobbly researcher!

Jenny Connected

Well - my last post about whether or not I can be truthful when blogging (thanks Mike and John for your comments) was all to do with whether or not I’m up to being a researcher. I suddenly find myself involved in research - and its hard! Today I decided I would do a quick internet search on ‘What makes a good researcher’ - to check on whether I’m up to this or whether I should just jack in the towel! a good researcher is: curious.

2009 100

New researcher

Jenny Connected

I finally managed to submit a research paper. For a start the focus on ensuring that your research is based on evidence has given me qualms about blogging. What did I enjoy about the research? What don’t I enjoy about research? Tagged: blogs, e-learning, research. Tags: research Uncategorized blogs e-learning I’m fairly new to this and I can’t say that it’s all been plain sailing.

2009 100

Research, MOOCS and what’s next?

Viv Mcwaters

It was nearly exactly (I know, that’s nonsense and what I really mean to say is ‘almost’) a year since I decided to do some research, the reasons of which are still obscure even to me. Maybe it’s how all researchers feel. Research, MOOCS and what’s next? The post Research, MOOCS and what’s next? Related posts: Research During 2013 it became increasingly clear to me that there. Applied Improv Research Learning Musings

2014 109

Slack Research for Slack

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ashlee at BusinessWeek reviews Slack , another new service for moving people beyond email. I like Ashlee’s take on the applicability of Slack to non-geeks (broadly speaking, what I call Second Wavers ): “ But the real issue with these services is that they suffer from a distinct Silicon Valley bias. (On

2014 104

Moving Community Informatics Research Forward

Making CommunitySense

The latest issue of the Journal of Community Informatics contains my point of view on “Moving Community Informatics Research Forward&#. Posted in community informatics, publications, research. Tags: community informatics publications research

2009 141

CCK08 Research Papers

Jenny Connected

We – Sui Fai John Mak, Roy Williams and I - have finally completed work on 2 research papers following our participation in CCK08. Roy has also invited discussion in his Google Groups Research site and John has invited discussion on his blog. Tagged: blogs, CCK08, Connectivism, forums, Research. Tags: CCK08 Research blogs Connectivism forums

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector. I updated the strategy and sent some tips to the researchers as a reminder of the main ideas of the engagement strategy.

2015 180

Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

Michael Sampson - Currents

The research data is based on a collection of Steelcase studies. In the April 2014 edition of the 360 Magazine by Steelcase , is this diagram of how people spend their time at work.

2016 116

#PLENK2010 Research, technology and networks

Jenny Connected

Basically – his talk was about how depressed he is that research is not ‘keeping up with the times’ in terms of advances in technology and networked learning. I am a new researcher – but I can so completely relate to this. researchers are not making full use of the new technologies available to them. I am a new researcher. We were able to ‘talk’ to more people and this made the research seem more worthwhile.

2010 123

Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers

Portals and KM

This research found just the opposite. It is only one piece of research but it certainly pokes holes in the idea of providing social software to appeal to the younger generation

2013 242

Linking research to policy – my new project

Michelle Laurie

I will have the opportunity to work with research institutes in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (to start) on sustainable development issues in the urban sector. Did the research lead to a change? Those who would support or challenge your research?

Policy 141

Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

Every year, they organize a summer school, which is well attended by librarians, publishers, researchers, lecturers, and IT specialists interested in the latest developments in (digital) libraries. My module concerned the Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities track. My own talk was about how to activate research collaboratories with collaboration patterns.

Moving community informatics research forward

GrowingPains

  As always, the conference was a great meeting of minds of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, and from many different backgrounds, ranging from cultural anthropologists and process facilitators to hardcore computer scientists. Framing community informatics research.

2008 141

Research and dissemination

Jenny Connected

For academics, publication in an academic journal is not only important for personal advancement and career developement, but is also important for the University’s research rating. John, Roy and I – with our papers on researching the CCKO8 experience have tried to find the middle way – a respected conference in which to publish, but a conference that publishes papers online – for wider dissemination. What is the future of research papers I wonder.

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