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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 2010-05-31

Just landed and deplaned. Gods, the airport is busy. Wonder if they are giving away free flights!? # Sitting on the small plane about ready to take off to NYC. These smaller planes have lots of legroom!! # Went through security at Indianapolis Airport. Amazed at how thorough it was. Even had to send [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-05-29

The closing session for #icqi10 #qi2010 just concluded. Will post the blog entry later this evening after the conference-ending barbecue. # I presented my second and final paper on an eLearning Project at #icqi10 #qi2010. Will blog about it and the feedback (with its url) later. # Finally attending a session at #icqi10 #qi2010 [...]

Annual Meeting of the IAQI

The ICQI 2010 Conference is now over, ending formally with the Annual Meeting of the IAQI (and the barbecue immediately following). I am the only one that I can see still using a computer, ready to catch and capture whatever leaps out at me, though hopefully no Fighting Illini will appear (hey, I did not [...]

Blogging

Finally attending a session on blogging, hurray!!

Michael J,. Sharpe (American living and studying in Germany) is presenting; he analyzed and studied blog entries in Israeli Settlers in West Bank blogs. fascinating work he did with what he found via his analysis. He found that the narratives of the blog entries revealed something different than [...]

Directions in Qualitative Health Research

I am attending a session on qualitative health research, which is often a challenge in the US (as well as elsewhere, it seems). There are a lot of qualitative health researchers here in this conference, especially from the social work and nursing fields. Wondering why so few of these discussions have made their way to [...]

Plenary: Round Table: Troubling Times: The Right, The Left and The Obama Factor

I made a point of getting up and getting out earlier this morning as I wanted to attend this plenary panel on the oppositions around Barack Obama, and “what it invokes for the citizenship” of the US. The chair is D. Soyini Madison, who is introducing the topic in a convincing manner. I knew about [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-05-28

My goodness, my eyes were so dry that I thought the projector was out of focus. #icqi10 # Doing the final review for my paper presentation: Learning Goals and Personal Learning in Practitioner Autoethnographic Inquiry #icqi10. # Up early for another beautiful day at #icqi10 #

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Qualitative Research and Technology — In the Midst of a Revolution

This final presentation of the day is by Judith Davidson and Silvana diGregorio, both of whom I met and attended a session with last year. Judy is here presenting, and Silvana cannot attend (she is in London).

This workshop is coming out of the new 4th Edition of the Handbook of Qualitative Inquiry that is [...]

Spotlight: Journal Publishing

This is an interdisciplinary panel session on journal publishing, with Dorothy Becvar, Ron Chenail, Roy Ruckdeschel, Ian Shaw, Harry Torrance, and Donna Mertens.

While I have published a few articles with co-authors, I have not yet published a work with myself as the sole author. I think this will have to be a goal for [...]

Autoethnogaphy, Gender, and Sexuality

What a full session, so much so that the circle that the social worker facilitator wanted us to form into has now become an elongated, oddly-shaped sphere (per se).

Gita Mehrotra and Elizabeth Circo were speaking about a mixed methods health project about lesbian and bisexual women of color. Interesting how the two social worker [...]