PhD Students

My ‘teaching’ is primarily the mentoring of PhD students, of whom I’m very proud! Search my blog for more news stories about them . . .

Clara Mancini (1999-2003). Towards Cinematic Hypertext. A Theoretical and Empirical InvestigationThesis | KMi News | Now Senior Lecturer in Computing, Open University

Bertrand Sereno (2001-2006). A Document-Centric Semantic Annotation Environment to Support Sense-MakingThesis | KMi News | Now Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership, Brussels

Alexandra Okada (2005-2006). | Thesis |1st Year Lit Review | KMi News | Now Research Associate, KMi

Anna De Liddo (2006-2008). A Process Memory Platform to Support Participatory Planning and Deliberation Thesis | KMi News | Now Research Associate, KMi

Neil Benn (2002-2009). Modelling Scholarly Debate: Conceptual Foundations for Knowledge Domain Analysis Technology  | Thesis | KMi News | Now Researcher, Fujitsu Labs Europe

Joanna Kwiat (2000-2009). Multi-Perspective Annotation of Digital Stories for Professional Knowledge Sharing | Thesis | 1st Year Lit Review | KMi News | Now Northampton Borough Council

Al Selvin (2003-2011). Making Representations Matter: Understanding Practitioner Experience in Participatory Sensemaking  | Thesis | KMi News | Director, User Experience & Knowledge Management, Verizon USA (R.I.P.)

Simon Knight (2013-2015). Developing Learning Analytic Understandings of Epistemic Commitments in a Collaborative Information Seeking Task  | KMi News | Now Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Duygu Simsek (2012-2016). Learning Analytics for Academic Writing Through Automatic Identification of Metadiscourse  | KMi News | Now Lecturer in Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

Shibani Antonette (2016—). Understanding the Impact of Automated and Peer Feedback on Academic Writing and Revisions | CIC News | Now Lecturer in Transdisciplinary Innovation, University of Technology Sydney

Vanessa Echeverria Barzola (2016—). Supporting the Development of Collaborative Skills Through On-time Feedback 

Sophie Abel (2017—). Building Learning Design Patterns to Embed Writing Analytics Tools in Research Writing Pedagogy

I regularly give tutorial introductions for professional development and doctoral summer schools, e.g.

Finally, I did some work on tools for e-PhDs, that is, part-time doctoral research conducted at a distance from the student’s supervisor and lab.

UTS Master of Data Science & Innovation (2015-2017)

UTS:CIC designed, launched (in 2015) and coordinated the transdisciplinary Master of Data Science & Innovation. As part of this, I coordinated and taught the first presentation of Data Visualisation & Narratives in 2016. In 2018 this program transferred to the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.

Open University MBA: Managing Knowledge (1999-2002)

The Open University Business School launched the world’s first MBA level course on the red hot topic of Managing Knowledge in 1999 [archive page]. Joining this pioneering, multidisciplinary, distance learning team, I contributed:

  • Knowledge Technologies in Context (Course Unit): Conceptual foundations for the relationships between knowledge forms and technologies.

  • The Cost of Knowledge (Course Unit): What are the costs of obtaining information and turning it into useful knowledge? Put this into practice in a collaborative sensemaking exercise in an internet team.

  • Sensemaking in an Internet Team (Assignment): A novel internet-based assignment to reflect on the sensemaking and team processes involved in analyzing diverse information resources on the Web.

  • Managing Knowledge: An Essential Reader which brought together the key readings for the MBA. [chapter eprint]

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