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Digital Scholarship day of ideas: data

Live notes from the day. Starting the day with Dorothy Meill, Head of CHSS introducing the third annual day of ideas as a forum for those interested in digital scholarship across the University and College. Today has a mixture of internal and external speakers. Also mentions the other digital HSS activities including the website and the other events listed there.…

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A model of discussion events on Twitter

As previously discussed here & here, I am studying two Twitter discussion events as sites of professional identity formation and development. The broad structure of the two events is broadly similar to the research process of a Tweetstorm: “an online, open brainstorm-like session via Twitter” (Sie, Bitter-Rijpkema, and Sloep 2009: 60). A Tweetstorm was described as a six stage process involving: (i)…

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UFHRD Conference 5 June 2013

This years UFHRD conference is themed on human resource development (HRD) and the challenges and opportunities in times of economic uncertainty. I’ll be life blogging the event as best I can (including a disregard for the conventions of spelling, syntax and grammer). First up is a keynote address from Kathryn Mountford, Head of HR at the Money Advice Service on “Leadership, HRD…

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Web 2.0 and actor network theory

Web 2.0 has emerged as a label for the culmination of incremental developments in software and network technologies over the last twenty years or so that focus on user-generated content and interaction around that content. Whether Web 2.0 represents a paradigm shift in the World Wide Web or the outcomes of various incremental changes remains a point of contention that…

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Solid learning melts in to air

I’m at the start of the process of scoping a literature review of social software in workplace learning. Some of the literature on collaboration is proving interesting: Collaboration and co-creation: emphasises the social aspects of social software and Web 2.0 technologies as ESSPs (McAfee 2009) in creating collaborative learning environments that promote knowledge exchange, interpersonal interaction and community building (Redecker…

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Analysing Twitter

I have recently been attempting a discourse analysis of a Twitter chat event, The analysis process proved harder than I was expecting. Partly, this was due to the volume of tweets where in a 90 minute event, 922 tweets were made, or 10.2 per minute. No wonder participants often mentioned how hard it was to keep up with the discussions.…

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week notes

Following reading the Russel M Davies article in Wired mag and having enjoyed reading the weekly staff meetings of David Seah’s Agencium, I’ve decided to try a weeknotes “discipline’ myself. Also, i’m thinking this may help in giving me a greater sense of structure at work. This week has involved a lot of marking activities. While wanting to find a…

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Influences on Cognitive Edge

From Seneca to a General Theory of Love, a list of books that influenced Cognitive Edge. Who says organisational studies is dull! Which reminds me to follow up on: A Narrative Approach to Organization Studies. By: Barbara Czarniawska; Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Agents, and Organization. By: Boisot, Macmillan & Kyeong Seok Han Complex Knowledge: Studies in Organizational Epistemology. By:…

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