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  • I will post resources in this area throughout the week. Please post any relevant resources you would like to share!

    I created a sample syllabus– you could just use some of the units or assignments, or adopt the whole course! I also created some additional assignment ideas you can use.

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    Thank you Janet for these really useful resource links and excellent activity ideas in the supplied document resources. πŸ™‚

    The next webinar is about designing and conducting highly collaborative, participatory, arts-based methods online. In this type of research, data is generated from within a research event– not simply “collected.” It goes beyond the usual verbal questioning common to interviews, focus groups, or participant-observation. The online environment offers many ways to communicate, making it a fertile setting for creative and immersive approaches. We can see the trend towards increased use of images and media. Children and youth, or participants who have differences or limitations with spoken language, may prefer alternatives to the typical verbal questioning and responses common to research interviews. Such alternatives may also be useful when dealing with complex or sensitive topics.

    These approaches are discussed in depth in Doing Qualitative Research Online!

    In addition to participating in the webinar, I will post some relevant resources you can use. The attached handout is designed for use with a group, so they can try out and compare different approaches. You can use the exercises online, or in a face-to-face session. If you use it, I would love to hear how it goes– write to me at [email protected].

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    Dear all,

    Please find below transcript from Webinar 1: Getting Started: Teaching Online Research Design Basics. The recording is available under resources on the landing page.

    Polite Mukwada:hello
    Jakob Pedersen:Hi Polite – welcome! You are very early this webinar will begin in 2.5 hours
    Polite Mukwada:Wanted to see if I can connect well.
    Jakob Pedersen:You are welcome to stay though!
    Jakob Pedersen:not a problem!
    carla:Hello, perhaps I’m still too early too
    carla:Attending from UK, may have timezone wrong
    Jakob Pedersen:Hi Carla! Nice to see you here – Yes we will start in about an hour. You are most welcome to saty in the room
    carla:OK thank you! I will leave things open now I’m in.
    carla:HI Peter, I may only be able to stay 25 minutes as I have another meeting, but will be theref ore the beginning
    carla:I meant hello Jakob – sorry was just talking to colleague Peter….
    Jakob Pedersen:Not a problem Carla – all will be recorded and made available later
    carla:audio is perfect
    Janet Salmons:I will post related resources in the forum area, but here are a couple of links: first, this is a blog post I wrote related to this session:
    Janet Salmons:Second, here is a link to some resources I posted on my website:
    Tony Carr:Hello everyone! Welcome back Janet πŸ™‚
    Tony Carr:good idea
    Alastair Smart:Hi all.
    Janet Salmons:Hello everyone
    Cath:Hi everyone
    Tony Carr:thanks Jakob
    Janet Salmons:Can you introduce yourself in the chat area while we wait to get started?
    Cath:Sure Janet- I work at in the ICTS department at UCT so am very at home with technology but a bit of a novice in the research field. πŸ™‚
    Tony Carr:ok, educational technologist at Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at UCT, convenor of the e/merge Africa network .. on sabbatical till 30/6 and working to complete PhD on online conferences πŸ˜‰
    Tony Carr:fine
    Cath:yes sure
    Alastair Smart:OK.
    Tony Carr:Welcome Sibongile and Guest 2
    Tony Carr:Welcome Polite πŸ™‚
    Polite Mukwada:thank you
    Guest2:Im back Thank you Tony
    Tony Carr:What is your name Guest 2?
    Tony Carr::)
    Cath:…. and we are recording (documenting!)
    Tony Carr:Welcome Angie πŸ™‚
    Cath:Hi Dorothy
    Tony Carr:Good to see you here too Sandrine πŸ™‚
    Sandrine Sidze:Happy to be here Tony πŸ™‚
    Irene Maweu:Hi everyone.
    Tony Carr:Hi Irene πŸ™‚
    Irene Maweu:Hallo Tony. Nice to be here
    carla:Hey Tony, good to see you here
    Tony Carr::)
    Dorothy Ofoha:Hi everyone,I feel very delighted to be here – a total new experience for me
    Cath:glad you could make it dorothy
    carla:Wonderful to be able to share this with you all
    Sibongile 2:Hi All, Ive been battling to connect. but finally I could join
    Cath:glad you managed to connect sibongile – i find chrome works best for me (sometimes firefox is not too happy with Adobe connect)
    Sibongile 2:I am using chrome.
    Jakob Pedersen:Sibongile are you able to hear sound and view presentation now?
    Sibongile 2:Yes Jakob. I can.
    Tony Carr:thanks Janet, this is a really usefull illustration of the distinctions
    carla:Bye everyone – willbe back tomorrow
    Tony Carr:till then Carla
    Cath:cheers carla – see you tomorrow
    Sibongile 2:Bye Carla
    Guest2:What would interest me would be what guidelines would one use to analyse the data from facebook. Would it be a content anayis?
    Tony Carr:so much data there Helga
    Tony Carr:depends so much on your research question
    Cath:agree Tony – also what kind of data it is and aim of the research would determine how best to work with the data
    Tony Carr:Welcome Kate and Lisa πŸ™‚
    Kate Whittaker:HI!
    Cath:Hi Kate – great to see you again
    Kate Whittaker:Will play catch up with the recording
    Tony Carr:But with FB interactions you have data for interaction analysis, content analysis and social network analysis
    Guest2:I as mostly thinking about the cancer patients specifically. I mean there is so much more data one can retrieve from FB too.
    Tony Carr:agreed
    Kate Whittaker:Hi Cath… oopss not sure I know which ‘Cath’ it is?
    Cath::-) “sketchnote” Cath
    Tony Carr:Models of Teaching
    Kate Whittaker:ah! yay!
    Sibongile 2:I lost the sound
    Guest2:cant hear is it me
    Tony Carr:lost sound
    Cath:seem to have lost audio
    Tony Carr:after data management
    Irene Maweu:Audio is gone
    Jakob Pedersen:Did we lose sound for Janet Salmons now?
    Tony Carr:yes
    Cath:yes – audio gone
    Tony Carr:meanwhile can you say something about your experience of conducting research with/ in online environments and any thoughts sparked by the presentation?
    Tony Carr:no need to say everything ebfore sending a message
    Guest2:I used e-mail interviews for my Masters. Three professors from Germany were my participants. It worked well. I did a comparative analysis and also looked at their pubiscation o the themet for more detailed knowledge. This was 10 years ago. But I would d the same now as its a patient tool especially for a qualitative study.
    Tony Carr:thanks Helga
    Jakob Pedersen:
    Cath:Jakob are you going to make the presentation available as a download in the forum too
    Jakob Pedersen:Site dicussion forum
    Tony Carr:would you move into using the online environment as the phenomenon of the research? (not just the medium or the setting)
    Cath:excellent – thanks Jakob
    Guest2:Yes Tony.
    Cath:yes – Janet has posted some excellent resources in the forum already
    Guest2:Yes Cath, the resources look great.
    Tony Carr:To anyone else here – has the presentation sparked some thoughts for you about how you conduct your own research?
    Jakob Pedersen:Seminar landing page:
    Cath:should we do a sound check quickly?
    Kate Whittaker:yes I’m fine to
    Kate Whittaker:stay online
    Tony Carr:You’re back!!!
    Cath:i can hear fine …
    Sibongile 2:Sound is back
    Irene Maweu:Welcome back Janet
    Guest2:It works best to use firefox with adobe connect for presenters. Tech tip πŸ™‚
    Tony Carr:Iits great to ee how you bring learning design and research design together
    Tony Carr:thanks
    Cath:I had never thought about breaking ICTs down into MEDIUM / SETTING / PHENOMENON ….. very useful
    Cath:different perspectives / facets
    Kate Whittaker:hmmm indeed… how does being online influence how we communicate and what we communicate interesting..
    Tony Carr:thats where the fun multiplies!
    Kate Whittaker:yup.. its become a conversation I’ve had in many different contexts recently – as a non teacher/educator these have been in my social communities but its very stimulating
    Cath:thank you Janet
    Janet Salmons:We can communicate in the forum, and I will post additional resources there.
    Tony Carr:Seminar Landing page
    Kate Whittaker:indeed.. it poses an ethical challenge and requires great care.. as someone who produces materials to pilot with students and eductors its interesting to identify how best to enable them to engage and provide feedabck in a way that is conducive to identifying next steps for product development without undermining the learning opportunity.
    Kate Whittaker:thanks Janet, I have found this very stimulating!
    Kate Whittaker:will definitely revisit the recorded version to reflect πŸ˜‰
    Tony Carr:Janet thanks for sharing this with us (and for getting up so early!)
    Irene Maweu:Thank you for this great presentation. Looking forward to the forum discussions
    Alastair Smart:Thank you very much for the presentation.
    Guest2:Thank you Janet and Tony
    Irene Maweu:Thank you Jakob
    Cath:yes -hope to see everyone again for tomorrow’s event
    Sibongile 2:Thanks janet for the innovative presentation
    Janet Salmons:Goodbye everyone
    Kate Whittaker:thanks and bye!
    Cath:Thanks Jakob and Janet
    Tony Carr:till tomorrow!
    Sibongile 2:Thank you bye
    Dorothy Ofoha:Thanks all see you tomorow
    Cath:Thanks everyone
    Cath:Will see you all in the forums
    Jakob Pedersen:This seminar has ended please refer to recording here:



    Thanks a million for all these resources Janet:) I co-teach on a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology. I did my PhD (Media Studies) on kids and games in after-school settings and MA on use of educational software in a school computer lab. I found your ICTs as medium, setting and phenomenon particularly helpful – wish I had come across it earlier in my research career. I will definitely share this with students and the links to the webinars and resources. The first seminar is particularly interesting for this group of students (example of inquiry models online).

    Anyone else here teach on a research course or doing research? Or planning to do some online qualitative research? Please share.

    Janet, I’m wondering if online qualitative research means something different to doing research with ICTs minus internet access…

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    Also since there’s lots of multimodal stuff here, this International conference may be of interest Will be at UCT and with the exchange rate at the moment and timing, perfect time for a December holiday:)

    Research Examples

    I discussed these examples that differentiate uses of technology:

    Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as Medium
    A “virtual interview” enabled women from 12 countries and 44 states to participate in this study.
    Cesario, S. K., Nelson, L. S., Broxson, A., & Cesario, A. (2010). Sword of Damocles cutting through the life stages of women With ovarian cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(5), 609-617.

    Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as Setting
    This study comprised a convenience sample of archived online threaded messages posted in the online lung cancer support community during August and September 2008. The setting for the study was an online lung cancer support community.
    Lobchuk, M., McClement, S., Rigney, M., Copeland, A., & H., B. (2014). A qualitative analysis of “naturalistic” conversations in a peer-led online support community for lung cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(5).

    Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as Phenomenon
    …the internet is becoming an important space in which cancer patients meet and construct knowledge regarding their illness. The aim of this paper is to study knowledge- and practice-construction among advanced cancer patients and caregivers, and to explore the suitability of online forums for analysis of these processes… Online forums enable participants to disclose experiences, share knowledge, and co-construct “good practices” for illness management.
    Seale, C., Ziebland, S., & Charteris-Black, J. (2006). Gender, cancer experience and internet use: A comparative keyword analysis of interviews and online cancer support groups. Social Science & Medicine, 62(10), 2577-2590. doi:

    I discussed these two studies in my webinar or Arts-Based and Participatory Research Online:

    McGarry, O., & McGrath, B. (2014). “A Virtual Canvas”: Designing a blog site to research young Muslims’ friendships & identities. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14(1), Art. 1.
    Scullion, J., Livingstone, D., & Stansfield, M. (2014). Collaboration Through simulation: Pilot implementation of an online 3D environment. Simulation & Gaming. doi:10.1177/1046878114530814

    Research ethics are always of concern, and they are particularly complex in online studies. I have collected various guidelines and resources here. I have also posted handouts, “E-Research Tips,” which include some materials on consent and ethics, here.

    Sounds great….hmmm, wonder where I can find travel funds?

    Given our discussion on Monday, I found this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education interesting: “More Professors Say Undergraduates Need to Hone Research Abilities, Survey Finds” Perhaps they need a little “Learning to Research, Researching to Learn” activities in their classes!

    My blog post about inquiry learning and research is online here:

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