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Jeffrey Keefer

PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (Educational Research) ~ Learning and Development Project Manager (Clinical Education) ~ Internet Researcher ~ Adjunct Professor @NYU & @PaceU in New York City.

Research interests cover educational research and interdisciplinarity. I focus on distance and online learning, internet research, digital identity, social learning and social media, networked and technology enhanced learning, threshold concepts and liminal experiences in higher education, teaching and program design in adult and organizational learning, communities of practice, qualitative methodologies, narrative inquiry, and actor-network theory.

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-05-31

Watching a bird wash itself in a puddle next to the tracks. It looks so happy and energetic and enjoying itself. No place like home. # Landed in Newark. Beautiful outside. Taking the Rail Link to NJ Transit to the PATH. # Plane is finally here and emptying out nicely. # Need a coffee [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-05-30

Just got the projector attached to my computer. If anybody is in Chicago and wants to discuss the CIQ, I am in 5008 at National Louis Univ. # On my way to present my paper on the CIQ now. # Enjoyed the Art Institute one last time tonight. # I think it is interesting [...]

Excitement at O’Hare

Not sure why there are so many emergency vehicles, police, fire, ambulance, and other unmarked vehicles with flashing lights awaiting a US Airways plane, but when it finally landed, all seemed in order. More pictures here.

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-05-29

Finally getting a late dinner at Elephant and Castle. I have been to these before, but always forget about the one in NYC. # At the Art Institute, enjoying the pain of Bruce Nauman. # Off to the Art Institute of Chicago for me later this evening. It is free on Thursday and Friday [...]

The Enactment of Hegemony through Identity Construction: Insights from the Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

This is one of the presentations that is on a subject matter that I am most interested in—hegemony and identity construction. The hegemony and its shifting use is based on the work of Goffman (1959), a sociologist with dramaturgical analysis (performance) & Brookfield (2005)

Group identity: historical and cultural constructs that shapes “norms, values, and [...]

Twenty-First Century Community Education: Using Web-Based Tools to Build on Horton’s Legacy

I clapped when Joyce S. McKnight, the presenter, said that she was not planning to use PowerPoint. She is at Empire State College (in NY) in the Center for Distance Learning. She coordinates community and human services. She is an advocate of the Highlander Model (cf. Myles Horton). She focuses on narratives, as life is [...]

Building Success in Online Education Programs for Adult Learners

I arrived a few minutes into the introductory remarks for this symposium with Matthew A. Eichler, Tani K. Bialek, Cathy Twohig, Cynthia L. Digby, Rod P. Githens, and Lynn A. Trinko. Glad I made it just in time for the introductions. Just from listening to the intros, it is clear that there is a lot [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-05-28

RT @intrepidteacher: The big gay shrug-Sorry, enemies of gay marriage. Prop 8 or no, you’ve already lost: http://twurl.nl/k7rejn. Perhaps. # Tried to get radio reception in my hotel in Chicago, but little reception here. Switched to online medieval music http://www.ancientfm.com/ # I was so sick this afternoon after the pre-conference at aerc2009. Headache sent [...]

Seeking Integration: Spirituality in the Context of Lifelong Learning and Professional Reflective Practice

Cheryl Hunt from the University of Exeter is linking spirituality to adult education. The spiritual turn from Houtman and Aupers (2007), as there is decline in conventional religions but there is a search for grass-roots spirituality. Her theoretical framework is from Heron’s ways of knowing and the Orientation to Reflective Practice (Wellington and Austin, 1996). [...]

Moving without Moving: An Exploration of Somatic Learning as Transformative Process in Adult Education

This presentation is about using movement in adult education and learning. Hiroyuki Aoki (of Shintaido) “What is received by the body will . . . ” Just as we started in the session, and Luis had us stand and do two physical movements with sounds of A and O as we were moving. Somewhat strange [...]