Investigating Communities of Practice to enhance STEM learning

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

Work Plan: Nov 28th – Dec 2nd

The following is an outline of the work I plan to complete over the coming week: Tuesday Nov 28th: Re-write the abstract for my paper Edit the skeleton of my paper (V3) following comments made yesterday Write the "procedure &... Continue Reading →


Outcomes from Progress Meeting – Monday Nov 27th

Following my latest PhD Progress meeting with Kieran & Trevor this afternoon, the outcomes from the meeting are outlined as follows: I need to describe my study as a multi-phase study in the abstract section of my paper - the... Continue Reading →

Skeleton of Coderdojo Paper – V2

Abstract: This paper will discuss the necessary or essential characteristics that are required to form a Community of Practice and I will investigate how these characteristics materialise in an existing community, using the Coderdojo as the example. I will discuss... Continue Reading →

Tangible Computing Module – Reflection

Module Title: Tangible Computing Venue: B Block, CIT Date: September – October on Mondays @ 12 noon Class: 3rd year Creative Digital Media Students Participation: Mentor to one of the group projects During the first half of the semester of... Continue Reading →

iHCI 2017 – Reflection

Conference Title: iHCI (Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference) Venue: Gerald Manley Hopkins Building @ UCD, Dublin Date: Friday November 17th 2017 Time: 10am – 3.30pm Participation: ‘PhD Madness’ – One minute, one slide presentation describing my PhD On Friday last,... Continue Reading →

Work Plan: Nov 21-25th 2017

Tuesday Nov 21st: Write reflection documents following the iHCI conference and the Tangible Interaction Module (9-10am) Write a summary report of the teacher meeting I attended last Thursday (10-12noon) Write up a draft of the abstract and procedure & methodology... Continue Reading →

Work Plan: Nov 13-19th 2017

My work plan for the week ahead is as follows: Monday November 13th: Create a list of the general findings from the interview analysis Make a list of project topics from Coderdojo and relate back to STEM or STEAM Discuss... Continue Reading →

Work Plan: November 7th – 12th

Tuesday November 7th: Complete my PhD Project Progress Review Document - email to Sarah & supervisors for feedback Complete my 15-minute presentation for Project Review on Nov 20th Create one slide to represent my PhD and write one minute 'speech'... Continue Reading →

PhD Progress Meeting – Monday November 6th

I have been working on the analysis of my Coderdojo interviews over the past few weeks and below is the feedback I received from Trevor and Kieran during today's meeting. I have also included a plan of action for the... Continue Reading →

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