PhD Students

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 . . .

Clara Mancini (2003, now Lecturer in Computing, Open University)

Towards Cinematic Hypertext. A Theoretical and Empirical InvestigationThesis | KMi News |

Bertrand Sereno (2005, now Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership, Brussels)

A Document-Centric Semantic Annotation Environment to Support Sense-MakingThesis | KMi News |

Alexandra Okada (2006, now Research Associate, KMi)

 | Thesis |1st Year Lit Review | KMi News |

Anna De Liddo (2008, now Research Associate, KMi)

A Process Memory Platform to Support Participatory Planning and Deliberation Thesis | KMi News |

Neil Benn (2009, now Researcher, Fujitsu Labs Europe)

Modelling Scholarly Debate: Conceptual Foundations for Knowledge Domain Analysis Technology  | Thesis | KMi News |

Joanna Kwiat (2009, now Northampton Borough Council)

Multi-Perspective Annotation of Digital Stories for Professional Knowledge Sharing | Thesis | 1st Year Lit Review | KMi News |

Al Selvin (2011, now Director, User Experience & Knowledge Management, Verizon USA)

Making Representations Matter: Understanding Practitioner Experience in Participatory Sensemaking  | Thesis | KMi News |

Simon Knight (2013—2015) (now Research Fellow in Writing Analytics, University of Technology Sydney)

Developing Learning Analytic Understandings of Epistemic Commitments in a Collaborative Information Seeking Task  | 1st Year Lit Review | KMi News |

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.

MBA course: Managing Knowledge

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…

Schools Work 

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!“…

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