Increasingly more difficult to actually speak to people – email culture! Implications for the future of the species!
3 weeks to see supervisor whereas email get a reply the same day!
Lose of writing skills with a pen! Typing skills better. Highlighted pens great technology! Computer-aided qualitative data software – NVIVO etc – do they potentially changing our practice or are we replicating existing technologies?
80/20 rule 80% of users only us 20% of the functionality
Facilitating for using stats programmes – a lot of programmes can be automatic but your mind can then be too passive; but what you get out is only as good as what you put in – need to be able to critically understand the data
E-publications are great! Much easier now
The free movement and culture!!! E-thesis available online
Girlie approach! Like phone etc like to talk to people, whereas Peter uses his own website, uses as a communication route – my supervisors can see what I have been up to, they can follow what I am doing and my experiments and trials
Methods space (sage publishing social networking space)– talking to other researchers about problems you are having online in social networks – about 1500
Social network space for early career researchers, most active topics are things like ethics
Amount of information and how you filter out the rubbish! How can you filter? Google scholar for quality??
Learning services – like Taylor and Francis and you can select the journals you want a summary from
The power of RSS feeds – getting the information to come to you!
Longitudinal study and have considered trying to find what communication form they will find most useful but on other hand – get out of my space grandma!
Work at Cambridge – learning landscapes project – getting them to be co-researchers, they had cameras etc and got them to document what they were doing and bought them in to discuss; but context is important!
Visual sociology of your desk/workspace and talk about why – multitasking using spaces for different reasons
Use of audio logs to collect emotive reactions about using technologies
Imagine that an artefact was very advanced technology – means of specifying what they would like the technology to do – voice recognition, document summarisation
Evolution or revolution: The future of identity and access management for research http://www.eduserv.org.uk/events/esym09
Live conference broadcasting
Hash tag (#) for conference #esym09
Ning social networking site
All presentations as video podcasts on slideshare
Fielding questions via twitter etc.
Cloudworks: Education 2.0 Changing practices through use of social networking Many repositories of good practice, but little impact Blogging Facebook Twitter Slideshare Flckr Youtube Commenting Live commentary Tagging RSS feeds Embedding Following
Core concepts Clouds: Learning and teaching ideas Design or case studies Tools or resources Questions or problems Cloudscapes: Conferences Workshops Course team Student cohort Research theme Project
The nature of academic discourse http://e4innovation.com/?p=45
The ABC of academic discourse http://e4innovation.com/?p=151
Quality discourse http://e4innovation.com/?p=105
Blogging a health warning http://e4innovation.com/?p=66
Shift from information to communication Co-evolution of tools and practice Conole, forthcoming in Lee and McLoughan Function Pre 2005 Now.. Text/Data Word, Excel Google docs Presentation Powerpoint Slideshare, podcasts, YouTube Finding info Google Google+, RSS feeds Managing info Bibliographic tools, repositories, e-journals Social bookmarking, blogs, wikis Personal management Microsoft exchange Shared calenders & to do lists Communication Email, forums, chat Skype, elluminate, social networking Visualisation Mindmaps Compendium, mind42, cohere
Pros and cons… Change +ve impact -ve impact Free resources Specialised niche use Literacy skills Ubiquitous access Technology as core tool for learning Narrower, but deeper digital divide Many communication channels Increased peer dialogue Fragmentation Free tools Personalisation Lack of institutional control Media rich representations New forms of sense making Lack of digital literacy skills Instant & multiple distribution Information repurposed to meet different needs No centralised repository of knowledge User generated content Variety and acknowledging individual contributions Quality assurance issues Social profiling Knowledge sharing and community build Inappropriate descriptions