PJ Evans

PhD handed in!

The minor amendments have been completed, the thesis has been printed and bound and handed in! I’m now starting on drafting papers from the thesis but meanwhile, here’s the final abstract: Distributed online discussion events in social media are increasingly used as sites for open, informal professional development, knowledge sharing and community formation. Synchronous chat […]

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 […]

Presentations & Workshops

Digital Learning & Technology – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. CIPD South of Scotland Learning & Development Group, Edinburgh Training Centre, 13 September 2017 Precarious Gatherings of Professional Learning. Interweaving: Multidisciplinary Research in an Educational and Sporting Context conference, Moray House School of Education, 6 September 2017. Socio-material methods and making a mess […]

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. […]

Network learning conference: ANT Double Symposium

Here we go with the second day of #nlc2014 and an extended session on Actor Network Theory and network learning. We’ve been promised beer tasting! The idea is to do some network learning: live streaming and recording the session. Quotes Guggenheim (2011) on sociology of translation fails in own claim of “truth to materials” due […]

Freelance Film workers in Beirut: An Ethnographic Network Analysis by Arek Dakessian,

These are some rough notes on this presentation from a series of seminars run by the Social Network Analysis Group in Scotland (SNAS). The intro to the talk states: Arek is a first year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, and his research mainly revolves around networks of cultural production in cities, […]

Happy holidays

Off for a four week holiday. And when I say holiday, I mean catching up on PhD work while eating copious quantities of mince pies

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