Apart from research presentations, and MBA course writing (see below), my ‘teaching’ is mentoring PhD students of whom I’m very proud! Search my blog for many more news stories about them . . .
Alexandra Okada (2006, now Research Associate, KMi)
| Thesis |1st Year Lit Review | KMi News |
Anna De Liddo (2008, now Research Associate, KMi)
Duygu Simsek (2013—)
Learning Analytics for Academic Writing through Automatic Identification of Metadiscourse | KMi News |
Many of KMi’s technologies have application to e-PhDs, that is, part-time doctoral research conducted at a distance from the student’s supervisor and lab.
I regularly give tutorial introductions for professional development and doctoral summer schools, e.g.
- SoLAR Storm – a Distributed Research Lab providing doctoral training for Learning Analytics students
- 10th ICO International Research School – workshop leader for educational doctoral students
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and online webinars: several invitational seminars delivered online on Learning Analytics
- Research as Hypermedia Discourse, “Nuts & Bolts” Research Methods Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes
- Visual Sensemaking for Contested Collective Intelligence, UK Visual Analytics PhD Summer School, Middlesex University
In 1999 the Open University Business School launched the first MBA level course on the hot topic of Managing Knowledge. I’ve been a course team member from the start, and contributed:
Knowledge Technologies in Context (Course Unit): Conceptual foundations for the relationships between knowledge forms and technologies.
The Cost of Knowledge (Course Unit): The costs of obtaining information and turning it into useful knowledge? Put it 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. Tried and tested OU selection of readings on the thorny issue of managing knowledge. The very idea…
We have to catch the next generation young if they’re to build the new literacies of the 21st Century. As Chair of Governors at Bushfield School in my home town of Wolverton, we’re exploring how we can introduce innovation and creativity in a very crammed national curriculum driven by exams. I blog on this under the Future Schools tag. Occasionally I run sessions introducing the work I do with NASA: “Mission to Mars!“…