PhD Blog

So I also have a PhD Blog on Reclaim Hosting at Debbie Baff – PhD E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning Student (reclaim.hosting) … that is also a bit neglected at the moment but if I am writing about PhD stuff I am probably writing about it over there …

It is a bit sparse still but feel free to join me ..

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The problem with communities… a consideration of alternatives

Reblogging this really helpful blog post from the lovely Andrew Middleton – some interesting thoughts and useful references that will be soooo helpful for my own research 🙂

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Why do I explore ideas like being, belonging and becoming in relation to networks, but I hardly talk about communities any more? In this post I will look at why networks and affinity spaces more than communities have come to dominate my thinking. My professional context is as educational developer and innovator – that means I think about staff development and the spaces we devise for learning in equal measure. However, my outlook is shaped more by my own history of being a musician in bands and an artist in studios – these settings have attuned me to the significance of creating co-operative spaces for creativity. Learning is the ultimate, unifying act of creativity – we all continually experience, struggle, resolve and learn independently in a social context.

The concept of Communities of Practice (Wenger, McDermott & Snyder, 2002; Lave and Wenger 1991; Wenger 1998)…

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Literature Reviews and Developing a Theoretical and/or Conceptual Framework

Kelsey Hall 11 June 2018

Using Sketchnotes in PhD Research and Academic Practice

The current plan (one of many !)

Very excited to see my reflective article about my journey with sketchnoting published in the International Journal of Management and Applied Research.

It’s in a special collection called Exploring visual representation of concepts in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Editors: Dr Charles Buckley and Dr Chrissi Nerantzi
. There are some great pieces in there …so I’m beyond excited to be included.

I’ve been GASTA’d (Again) #ALTCSummit

After a full day of working behind the scences at the #ALTCSummit activities on Wednesday last week I also survived my second GASTA … and am now looking forward to my badge !

Honoured to be in the esteemed company of my fellow GO_GN Gastateers , Ada, Aras, Michael, Jo and Taskeen who all did an absolutely awesome job .. and of course we were all kept under control by the lovely Tom Farrelly and herded into position by my lovely ALT boss Maren Deepwell.

My ‘warm up’ act was strangely right at the end instead of first so by the time it got to me I was completely hyperactive but hey ho in for a penny in for a pound ..

Everyone else did their’s to time .. I just about got my last slide in before Tom kicked me out … It was such a giggle as expected. I managed to get across most of the stuff that I had hoped too but ended up screaming to the end in my usual breathless fashion… the recordings of the GASTA will be available openly in a few weeks but here are my slides in the meantime

What I did at #altcSummit

Quick collection of Wakelet Tweets ….

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