Investigating Communities of Practice to enhance STEM learning

How can Communities of Practice exploit UMI technologies to enhance STEM learning?

Initial Observations from Ballyphehane Coderdojo:

I attended the Coderdojo @ Ballyphehane on Tuesday May 30th. I conducted a semi-structured interview with the organiser Kevin and then I maded some intial observations from the class: all the students bought their own laptops a lot of parents... Continue Reading →

Initial Observations from Carrigaline Coderdojo:

On Thursday June 1st, I attended the Coderdojo @ Carrigaline Scoil Mhuire Lourdes from 6-7pm. Initial Observations I made include the following: 3 mentors - one mentor got involved this year as part of his Gaisce Award in Transition Year... Continue Reading →

Work Plan – Week ending Friday June 2nd

I plan to complete the following work over the coming week: Fill in the teachers of things reflection piece - meeting with Kieran, Alex and Sarah later this week Finalise the workshop I will apply to attend at ECSCW and... Continue Reading →

Coderdojo Preliminary Meeting @ Intel – Outcomes

On Wednesday evening, May 24th 2017 I met with Geoff Wales, one of the organisers of the CoderDojo @ Intel Security in Mahon. This meeting was just an introduction as I wanted to get a brief insight into this Coderdojo,... Continue Reading →

Work Plan week ending Friday May 26th 2017

This week I plan to complete the following list of work: Complete my Doctorial Colloqium Submission for ECSCW 2017 - Submit on Thursday May 25th before 5pm. Complete my Student Volunteer Application for ECSCW 2017 - Complete my Semi-structured interview... Continue Reading →

Work Plan – Tuesday May 16th 2017

Today I plan to complete the following work: 9.30-11.45am: CoderDojo Semi-structured Interview Protocol 12-1pm: CoderDojo Observational Study Protocol 1-2pm: Sensor Tag Testing 2-3pm: Interview Questions for Olga & email to her 3-4.30pm: COP definition editing

CoderDojo Engagement – Case Study Interviews and Observational Studies

Last Friday I emailed the CoderDojos in Cork and I currently have five CoderDojos who have agreed to help me with my Case Study by taking part in semi-structured interviews and allowing me to conduct an observational study at each... Continue Reading →

COP Characteristic Matrix – 1st Draft

Over the past number of days I have been working on creating the first draft of my COP characteristic matrix. Having extracted the characteristicsc of a COP from the literature, i brought these all into one document and using the... Continue Reading →

Work Plan – Week ending Friday May 12th 2017

This week I plan to complete the following tasks: Finalise what conference I will attend - C&T or ECSCW or both (I will know if I've been accepted to the C&T workshop on Wednesday) Complete ETR training with Roisin Clancy... Continue Reading →

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