PJ Evans

PhD Abstract: Twitter chat events & the making of a professional domain

Here is the latest draft of a one page abstract of my PhD: Distributed online discussion events in social media are increasingly used as sites for open, informal professional development, knowledge sharing and community formation. Synchronous chat events hosted on Twitter have become particularly prominent in a number of professional domains. Yet theoretical and critical […]

PhD research

*warning* this is a long post that basically provides the theoretical foundations for my ongoing research. Its taken from a paper presented to a PhD progress board at the University of Edinburgh so its basically an edited version of a vast/ huge paper written a few months back. All questions/ comments/ suggestions/ criticisms are welcome […]

Weeknotes 26062015

This has been a week of knuckling down at getting stuff done – but I also squeezed in one day off as the last day available before the schools break for summer (schools in Scotland start the holidays at the end of June but return mid-August which still feels so wrong to me). What I […]

weeknotes [20102014]

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been further working through my research involving discourse analysis along with network and other sociomaterial methods for my PhD. I think I’m developing a stronger understanding of of the method “in action” and Technology Enhanced Learning. I’m also continuing to enjoy the teaching on two courses: Digital Environments for […]

weeknotes [21092014]

OK, what have I been up to over the last few weeks: Well the supervision of dissertation students has given way to the marking of dissertations. I can’t say I enjoy marking the dissertations I supervised (and am very glad they’re double marked) but do find interesting reading the dissertations that I haven’t supervised for […]

weeknotes [25082014]

Over the last couple of weeks, my time has been spent on: supervising Masters students on the dissertations with most submitting last week working with three part-time students as they start their dissertations developing a couple of ideas on a new course involving what is, I think, an innovative structure. More to follow on both of these piloting discourse analysis for my PhD studies […]

weeknotes [03082014]

I’m back from holiday and getting back in to work mode (which will be easier when the kids go back to school next week – bah humbug). Over the last week, I’ve mainly been: Reading and reviewing dissertation draft chapters from students and meeting those students. Some further work on developing ideas on new course […]

weeknotes [11072014]

I’m just getting ready for for two weeks holiday starting today. Over the last couple of weeks, my time has been spent on: supervising Masters students on the dissertations with most aiming to complete by the end of this summer working with three part-time students as they’re just about to start their dissertations developing ideas […]

weeknotes [23042014]

OK, I’m not long back from holidays over Easter so this is looking back over a few weeks (ooops). I have been: continuing to work on my research on professional learning in open online environments. I really need to blog more on that to conduct “data analysis out loud”. The image in this post is […]

Network Learning Conference: ANT symposium part 2

Back again after the coffee break with more tech issues as trying to bring in Chris Bigum from Australia, on exploring the potential of publics click pedagogy. The presentation has started but with extreme echo so makes it impossible to hear at all. … The session is being recorded and hopefully will be available later. […]

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