Update: Online Interview Research : Designing, Doing, Teaching

Its day 2 of the seminar on “Online Interview Research : Designing, Doing, Teaching”, led by Dr. Janet Salmons which runs from 21 July to 25 July. To join the seminar please come to our seminar landing page which links you to seminar resources and our meeting places. Then please come to the forum to introduce yourself and join the seminar. There is no charge for registration to the e/merge Africa site or participation.

“Welcome! Please introduce yourself: We have 12 introductions from colleagues who want to use online interviews as part of their research in varied disciplines including educational technology, adult education, higher education, information systems, nursing education and digital literacies. If you haven’t introduced yourself yet this is a good place to make yourself known to other seminar participants

“What are research interviews? How can we use them in instruction and research?”: Janet Salmons introduces online research interviews and an E-Interview Research Framework which she developed to offer “a conceptual system of key questions about interrelated facets of online interview research”. In this topic she also shares the first chapter of her book “Qualitative Online Interviews” as well as a video introduction to the framework.

“Think through the choice to interview online” Janet Salmons offers “three ways to think about this choice, with the information and communications technology (ICT) serving as medium, setting, or phenomenon.” She invites us to “think about an idea for a study you’d like to conduct … then post a comment describing your own motivations for conducting online interviews.”

We look forward to meeting you in the forum. We will announce new times for the rescheduled online meetings as soon as these are available.

Live meeting today: mLearning via GSM/Feature phones

You are invited to join us today for the mLearning via GSM/Feature phones live meeting, led by CEO of Sterio.me Christopher Pruijsen at 3 pm SAST (GMT+2). If you’re new to our Adobe Connect Sessions please follow the instructions at the end of this message!
In order to join this event please go to the Adobe Connect meeting room via http://meeting.uct.ac.za/sterio/

Please log in early using the Guest log in (Type in your name and choose Guest). When in the room: Please go to Meeting > Audio Setup Wizard to run the audio setup guide.

For new users:
Please run the connection test in advance using the following link:http://meeting.uct.ac.za/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm (Make sure the required plugin has been installed). When in the room: Please go to Meeting > Audio Setup Wizard to run the audio setup guide. If any problems please post here or mail to ten.acirfaegremenull@ofni

Digital Storytelling Workshop starting today

 Digital Storytelling for Higher Education runs from 18 – 26 March 2014 and is led by Jolanda de Villiers Morkel and Daniela Gachago, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa. There is still space for a few more colleagues to join the event. To join the first few days for a seminar experience or for the adventure of developing your own digital story please come directly to the e/merge Africa Digital Storytelling Facebook Group.

The programme for the workshop is:

18 03 2014: Participants watch selected CPUTs stories
19 03 2014: Webinar: Introduction to digital storytelling and Q&A session. (12.00-13.00)
20 03 2014: Webinar: Story circle (12.00-13.00)
21-24 03 2014: Script development, sharing of documents on Facebook group
24 03 2014: Feedback on stories
26 03 2014: Webinar: Sharing of digital stories (12.00-13.00)