Research

Messy metrics and beyond: strategy & practice in measuring impact of research in Learning Technology

The titles of the posts in this series are getting longer and longer so it will soon be time to wrap it up. Here is where I am up to with this project: Post 1: Researching alternative ways of measuring impact in Learning Technology Post 2: Which direction to take… researching alternative ways of measuring impact in Learning Technology Post 3: The quality of metrics matters: looking ahead to #EdTechIE18 I started with reviewing recently…

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The quality of metrics matters: looking ahead to #EdTechIE18

I am really looking forward to taking part in ILTA’s upcoming conference, TEL Quality Matters – People, Policies and Practices, 31 May – 1 June at IT Carlow. You can see the full programme here http://programme.exordo.com/edtech2018/ . Working with ALT’s new strategic working group for the development of the Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology, I have been working on understanding more about alternatives to the established Impact Factor for independent Open Access journals generally and…

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Which direction to take… researching alternative ways of measuring impact in Learning Technology

This is the second post about my current work on researching alternative ways of measuring impact in Learning Technology. Go back to the first post in which I have set out the context of my work and what I am particularly focused on. Alongside the practical work with the ALT Journal Strategic Working Group, I am pleased that my proposal of a short session ‘The quality of metrics matters: how we measure the impact of research…

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open practice Policy Research

Researching alternative ways of measuring impact in Learning Technology

Last year I worked on finding a sustainable new home for the Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology. As part of my work for ALT, this was the third transition I have worked on since 2008 and during this period I have contributed to the thinking around Open Access publishing in Learning Technology, often through ALT’s contribution to initiatives such as the 2012/3 ‘Gold Open Access Project‘. This year I will be working with…

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cemeteryscapes Learning Technology Research

Cemeteries of the web: parallels between Victorian burial culture and digital infrastructure

For over ten years I’ve been working in Learning Technology, but before then I spent five years doing research as an Anthropologist. I wrote a thesis about cemeteries and more specifically about the contested nature of cemeteries as cultural and material spaces. I often get asked what the link is between my work in Anthropology and Learning Technology and for me there are many. One of the strongest is that in both cases what I…

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Back from #altc2013

Back from the ALT annual conference, this year celebrating 20 years of ALT and catching up with all the things I missed over the past three days. In addition to all the blog posts and tweets, one news items that caught my eye this morning is the Technology in FE and Skills supplement published today by FE Week. There is a short interview with me in it and a lot of interesting features with participants…

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cemeteryscapes Research

The cemeteryscapes archives

For the past two years I have edited and compiled the cemteryscapes blog together with many contributors who kindly sent us their pictures, links and articles. The blog started as a community project during the last year of my PhD and then gained a modest, but loyal community of readers across the world. We featured cemeteryscapes from many countries and material culture from Africa, the United States, Skandinavia, Southern Europe and the UK – everything…

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