Gamification and school professional community
MAY 29, 2013
While at the SITE conference in New Orleans I met a young educator working and researching in iPads and special education. After researching the links about the program, I contacted Chris Like @christopherlike , the programs designer, for a conversation over Skype.
JULY 10, 2008
The MirandaNet Fellowship is a community of UK and International educators, educational researchers, technology consultants focused on the domain of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in school education and in supporting action research best practices.
Cultivating community in IMCoPs
JUNE 2, 2008
Ok so this is happening later that I would have liked but here goes… In the next three weeks I will unpack some of my research findings about the common factors found in the cultivation of community in successful Internet-mediated communities of practice (IMCoPs).
Case study 1: The MirandaNet Fellowship
JULY 6, 2008
I will relate my research perspective, we will meet the community managers and members, take field trip to each community and have several opportunities to listen to you the audience open up issues and reflect on each community’s strength and value to the field. Tags: research case study Community capers IMCoPs action research Research Findings MirandaNet education CoP community of practice
MirandaNet: Summary of conditions for success
JULY 21, 2008
I want to reiterate a few of the key strengths, the case study research revealed, that truly make this an exemplar community. offering new professional roles for in-service school teachers (researcher, leader, presenter, collaborator, mentor). the project-based nature of the community research activity - whether individual action research or community consultation people are doing more than talking together.
The conceptual framework for community development
JUNE 21, 2008
This research outlines my conceptual framework built out from the four definitional components to include core conditions and key attributes. Since the research was focussed on the management role in community development the key informants for this research became the community conveners. Tags: attributes community convener conditions conceptual framework Research Findings community of practice
MirandaNet: Social interaction
JULY 15, 2008
The research project partnerships, between people in different educational contexts, create strong bonds between members as they come to rely on and relate to each other when working together. Participants in MirandaNet projects and research activities are able to publish work in a professional arena and to build up a status amongst their peers. People rarely leave this community. It has maintained a steady growth pattern from the opening five members to the current 300+ members.
The core definitional components of community
JUNE 7, 2008
His research determined that four common components occurred in 69 of the 94 definitions of community; people , common ties , social interaction and place. Hillery’s simple set of four components still held true when applied by subsequent researchers and commentators (Hamman, 2000; Poplin, 1979) many years later. Communities: a survey of theories and methods of research (2nd ed.). Tags: community definition defining community components Research Findings
MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?
AUGUST 5, 2008
The MirandaNet Fellowship is a professional organisation of educators, researchers, policy makers, and developers of software and hardware who have a uniting conviction that teaching and learning can be transformed by the use of digital technologies. It has been described by researchers as a CoP “with an active and passionate core’ (Stuckey, 2005, p. Braided learning joins other models and research that described stages in online learning (e.g.,
Welcome to Community Capers!
APRIL 18, 2008
The first community will be introduced in June of 2008 and for the coming three weeks I will unpack some of the key findings of my research into successful community building in Internet-mediated Communities of practice (IMCoPs) as a background to our first capers. Community Capers is a place to showcase and case study some of the most successful online communities out there.
Problems with MOOC research
MAY 29, 2014
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.
Drawing as insider research
JANUARY 20, 2016
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.
Rhizomatic Learning Research
APRIL 21, 2014
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
#NRC01PL The Connectivist MOOC – Research and Conclusions
MARCH 17, 2016
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.
Growing body of research into MOOCs
OCTOBER 5, 2013
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.
Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol
Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
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?
Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning
JULY 6, 2016
Research in Learning Technology. I think most researchers would be gratified that their papers are noticed and discussed. In other words a lot of research goes unnoticed. It is too early for this research on Rhizomatic Learning to have received a lot of citations.
Gertrude Stein: lessons for research
OCTOBER 4, 2014
’ 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.
Guerrilla Research into Rhizomatic Learning
MARCH 7, 2014
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].
Research Communities 2.0
JULY 30, 2013
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
The Direction of MOOC Research
DECEMBER 11, 2013
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.
Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase
Michael Sampson - Currents
JANUARY 31, 2016
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.
Matisse: life-long researcher
JUNE 4, 2014
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’.
A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes
FEBRUARY 6, 2016
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
Next steps in rhizomatic learning research (Rhizo14)
JUNE 11, 2014
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] ).
Inspiring students through research-based education
APRIL 4, 2014
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?
New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet
JUNE 5, 2014
de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet. Academic research is under threat from issues like lack of resources, fraud, and societal isolation. Such issues weaken the academic research process, from the framing of research questions to the evaluation of impact. After (re)defining this process, we examine how the academic research community could be expanded using the Internet.
Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project
Online Community Strategy
MAY 19, 2015
In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful. Next Up: Wave 2 Research begins June 1st.
Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy
APRIL 8, 2015
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.
Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Nov. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers … Net Dev
New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities
The Bumble Bee
APRIL 15, 2012
According to a 2011 survey, almost 50% of the top 100 global brands host some kind of network or community but are there any indications that these investments are paying off? Strategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES". Virtual Communities
Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers
Portals and KM
JUNE 28, 2013
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
Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation
Online Community Strategy
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands. To participate in the research, please take this short, 10 question survey. .
Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments
APRIL 23, 2013
Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges. Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well. This is the core message of a new … Net Dev
Youth & Privacy: Research Shows That They Do Care
DECEMBER 22, 2011
There’s an unfortunate myth that persists when it comes to youth and privac (at least in my opinion, based on research and findings I've read). While it’s fashionable to make broad claims that “youth don’t care about privacy”, there are credible studies that have been conducted by reputable researchers that show that youth do indeed care about privacy. First Monday, a peer-reviewed research journal published an article on how people struggle with Facebook privacy settings: [link].
Researching applied improv – a project for 2014
DECEMBER 18, 2013
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.
Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding
JANUARY 18, 2012
useful and productive collaborations between existing, large-scale media organisations and innovative, emerging player” Programme outcomes: “The programme will deliver the following programme outputs: Research that maps out the current landscape of hyper local media activity in the UK and internationally. Foresight research into potential scenarios for local media in 2020-25. Research on audience/market demand. Research on the media sales market opportunities.
Slack Research for Slack
Michael Sampson - Currents
MAY 10, 2014
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
Effective Meetings - What are the real research numbers?
Michael Sampson - Currents
MARCH 22, 2012
In an email newsletter today, it shared the following research statistics: " 1. Research has found that over 50% of meeting time is wasted, equating to about one day per week of lost time per employee. ". SmartDraw is on a mission to improve meetings.
Blog>> Social Media, Empowerment and Serious Research
MARCH 25, 2012
Crucially, it cannot do this on its own – the formal world of research and the informal world of social media exchanges need to connect. I had a fantastic time at the AIIM conference in San Francisco last week, and Clay Shirky’s keynote was one of the highlights.