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DEBBIE BAFF
8th Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar / OER19
April 2019
Galway, Ireland
PhD Candidate
@debbaff Debb...
WHO AM I ?
Senior Academic Developer
Higher Education +20 years
Open Education Advocate
PartTime Online and Distance
Learn...
@debbaff Debbie Baff
PHD E RESEARCH &TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED
LEARNING
@debbaff Debbie Baff
MODULAR PHD PROGRAMME
Modules 1 - 5 Completed
25,000 Words Done
Module 6 Research Proposal …
May 2019
Draft Thesis Submiss...
MY IDEA
Early Days
Still working on it …
@debbaff Debbie Baff
MY ONLINE COMMUNITIES
@debbaff Debbie Baff
@debbaff Debbie Baff
Why and how do people get
involved with online communities ?
How do they engage?
Why do they remain e...
RQ1 WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH
ONLINE COMMUNITY ?
RQ2 HOW DO DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATE
IN THOSE ONLINE C...
@debbaff Debbie Baff
“Let’s look
at all my online
communities to find out says I…”
TOO AMBITIOUS ?
‘To try and do all your communities would be far too ambitions … ‘ Debs Supervisor
@debbaff Debbie Baff
SO CONSIDER TWO CASE
STUDIES ?
Unit of Analysis Individuals
@debbaff Debbie Baff
METHODOLOGY
Maybe a
Survey ?
In depth Semi
Structured
Interviews ?
HELP
WANTED …
These Communities ?
Theoretical Framework
Community of Inquiry ?
Method ?
Participants ? ?
@debbaff Debbie B...
PROGRESS
@debbaff Debbie Baff
Refine & Submit Proposal by May
Ethics and Approval
Thesis Submission Dec 2020
ISSUES
Difficult to narrow down focus
Is it worthwhile ?
Imposter Syndrome
ButterflyWings
The SoWhat Question ?
OPEN RESEARCH -WHAT IT
MEANSTO ME ?
Open
Practitioner
Open
Values
Way of
Being
@debbaff Debbie Baff
THANKYOU
Please get in touch 
@debbaff Debbie Baff
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GOGN Deb Baff 2019

  1. 1. DEBBIE BAFF 8th Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar / OER19 April 2019 Galway, Ireland PhD Candidate @debbaff Debbie Baff
  2. 2. WHO AM I ? Senior Academic Developer Higher Education +20 years Open Education Advocate PartTime Online and Distance Learner +20 years SecretWeather Presenter Wannabe @debbaff Debbie Baff
  3. 3. @debbaff Debbie Baff
  4. 4. PHD E RESEARCH &TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING @debbaff Debbie Baff
  5. 5. MODULAR PHD PROGRAMME Modules 1 - 5 Completed 25,000 Words Done Module 6 Research Proposal … May 2019 Draft Thesis Submission Dec 2020 @debbaff Debbie Baff
  6. 6. MY IDEA Early Days Still working on it … @debbaff Debbie Baff
  7. 7. MY ONLINE COMMUNITIES @debbaff Debbie Baff
  8. 8. @debbaff Debbie Baff Why and how do people get involved with online communities ? How do they engage? Why do they remain engaged ?
  9. 9. RQ1 WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH ONLINE COMMUNITY ? RQ2 HOW DO DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATE IN THOSE ONLINE COMMUNITIES ? RQ3 WHY DO PEOPLE PARTICIPATE AND SUSTAIN THEIR ENGAGEMENT IN THOSE ONLINE COMMUNITIES ? SOME TENTATIVE RQ’S … @debbaff Debbie Baff
  10. 10. @debbaff Debbie Baff “Let’s look at all my online communities to find out says I…”
  11. 11. TOO AMBITIOUS ? ‘To try and do all your communities would be far too ambitions … ‘ Debs Supervisor @debbaff Debbie Baff
  12. 12. SO CONSIDER TWO CASE STUDIES ? Unit of Analysis Individuals @debbaff Debbie Baff
  13. 13. METHODOLOGY Maybe a Survey ? In depth Semi Structured Interviews ?
  14. 14. HELP WANTED … These Communities ? Theoretical Framework Community of Inquiry ? Method ? Participants ? ? @debbaff Debbie Baff
  15. 15. PROGRESS @debbaff Debbie Baff Refine & Submit Proposal by May Ethics and Approval Thesis Submission Dec 2020
  16. 16. ISSUES Difficult to narrow down focus Is it worthwhile ? Imposter Syndrome ButterflyWings The SoWhat Question ?
  17. 17. OPEN RESEARCH -WHAT IT MEANSTO ME ? Open Practitioner Open Values Way of Being
  18. 18. @debbaff Debbie Baff
  19. 19. THANKYOU Please get in touch  @debbaff Debbie Baff

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