Category Archives: PhD Thoughts

Notes from a writing workshop

The other day I went to a workshop, “Writing your thesis”, run by Dai Hounsell (a guru in assessment, my much respected colleague on our Online Assessment course, and, it turns out, a bit of a guru on writing too).  … Continue reading

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Ian Hacking and the human kind

For my previous phd topic, Ian Hacking’s work was providing a useful frame.  I still think this applies for exploring learning in collaborative, digital environments, so I’m going to make a start here by outlining a bit of what Hacking … Continue reading

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Changing my PhD topic: out with depression, in with WoW!

I’m interested in how people learn to take on particular identities in collaborative, digital environments.  Originally, my research was focused on depression and drew on the work of Ian Hacking to position depression as a social kind.  I am still … Continue reading

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Why am I blogging?

I’m currently sitting in a computer lab, getting thoroughly inspired by the workshop I’m attending on Academic Blogging, run by my colleague and MSc E-Learning alumni, Nicola Osborne (her prezi for the day is here ). I’ve been avoiding … Continue reading

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