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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 2009-07-31

RT @howen: E-portfolios blog http://bit.ly/Ukiw9 #twine # Had wonderful drinks and eats with @betsyweber. The Jane Street Hotel is amazing inside; felt transported. #

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Participant Requests and Next Steps

I sent emails to two qualitative email discussion lists that I have found helpful before, namely the Autoethnography Yahoo Group and the Qualitative Research for the Human Sciences (QUALRS-L) listserv, to request autoethnographer participants for my research. Thankfully, several people stepped forward to offer to help. I wonder if this is something particular to autoethnographers [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-30

I need to interview 2 autoethnographers for my research project http://tinyurl.com/nbvldz, and any help finding participants is appreciated. # The Chateauneuf went down smoothly last night; it was the Cointreau digestif that did me in. # Time to get off to the office. Hmm, an alliteration. Have not thought of those in some time. [...]

Autoethnography Researcher ~ Interview Request

I am working on a short research project for my PhD course of study at Lancaster University (UK), and am looking for 2 people who have engaged in autoethnographic research to be interviewed (for approximately 30 minutes via phone or Skype) to discuss their experiences or lack of experiences of being a member of or [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-29

About to begin class. # Finished the focus group. Completely drained. #

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WordPress for the BlackBerry

Just learned that there is active testing of a WordPress app for the BlackBerry. While this is still not ready for prime time (it is not WYSIWYG!!!), it has taken more years for this to happen than I would have expected.

Perhaps some news is good news?

Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

One of my tutors at Lancaster University recommended I read some of the work of Ray Land, a graduate of my department who does work with Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge. Seems this may be similar to Mezirow’s Transformative Learning theory.

Will have to investigate more, as there may be some nice impact with [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-28

Just saw a bus with an electronic billboard on the side rather than a static poster. Engaging but distracting revenue source. # Huge peel of thunder outside; sounded like an explosion. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-27

Ordered a pepperoni calzone at Two Boots. That and a little wine, and a nice, quiet evening home with the pugs. # Horrible storms in Manhattan. Drove through severe rain. Saw lightning strikes and 3 rainbows. # Correcting some papers. Drizzle outside, so no lawn mowing this weekend. #

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Writing: A Method of Inquiry

I am reading Laurel Richardson’s (2000) article Writing: A Method of Inquiry, in the 2nd Edition of the Denzin and Lincoln Handbook of Qualitative Research.

It has been some time since I read this, and is the first reread since I met her when she facilitated a session at the 5th International Qualitative Congress. Her [...]