Category: research

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Playing with Social Media Analysis

I’m currently dipping in and out of the Future Learn course  on Social Media Analytics. The activities of the course are centred on analysing a body of Twitter data gathered using Martin Hawksey’s excellent...

A sociogram of my Facebook network 0

On theory

"The idea that one can trace the causal connections of any events without employing a theory, or that such a theory will emerge automatically from the accumulation of a sufficient amount of facts, is...

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My future research areas

In preparation for a meeting, I identified my future research areas in the field of digital education and learning linked with future teaching/ professional development offers. These two main areas are underpinned by the...

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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...

Creating Living Knowledge: the Connected Communities programme and what it tells us about university-community partnership 0

Creating Living Knowledge: the Connected Communities programme and what it tells us about university-community partnership

These are my notes from a Digital Education Seminar at the University of Edinburgh by Professor Keri Facer on the Connected Communities research programme. As ever with these posts, my record is partial and bias and possibly...

PhD Abstract: Twitter chat events & the making of a professional domain 4

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...