Community Capers

Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

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.

MirandaNet: Introduction

Community Capers

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.

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Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

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

Community Capers

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

Community Capers

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

Community Capers

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

Community Capers

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

Community Capers

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?

Community Capers

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!

Community Capers

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.

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.

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#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?

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#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).

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

#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.

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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.

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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.

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Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

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.

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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].

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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

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.

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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’.

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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] ).

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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

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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?

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#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.

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New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

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.

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Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

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.

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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.

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New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

The Bumble Bee

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

Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar

Networking Action

Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Nov. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET. Place: j/6821486123 +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers … Net Dev

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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

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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

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Effective Meetings - What are the real research numbers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

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.

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Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

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

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Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

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. .

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