Investigating Communities of Practice to enhance STEM learning

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

Early Analysis of Coderdojo Interviews

According to Wenger, McDermott & Snyder [4], there are 7 design principles for maintaining a COP: Design for Evolution Open a dialogue between inside and outside perspectives Invite different levels of participation Develop both public and private community spaces Focus... Continue Reading →

Doctorial Consortium Paper – ECSCW 2017

My Doctorial Consortium as part of ECSCW 2017 has recently been published in the EUSSET Digital Library: How can Communities of Practice and UMI technologies support and enhance STEM learning

Outcomes from Skype call with Trevor

Review form of analysis used for semi-structured interviews (i.e. grounded analysis and content analysis) Review CoP definition - does it fit the Coderdojo after I have conducted the interviews? The 10 Communities can be part of the next study I... Continue Reading →

PhD Update – Tuesday June 27th

COP Case Study - Coderdojo Investigation: Conducted and transcribed eight interviews with Coderdojo Champions/Mentors throughout Cork I have a further two interviews to conduct and transcribe over the next two weeks Analyse the interviews against the COP Matrix and using... Continue Reading →

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 →

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