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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.

My professional work is at JeffreyKeefer.com

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-31

Having dessert and drinks at the #Ratskeller Munchen. # Marienplatz from Above http://flic.kr/p/8wFxaB # Very glad that the waitress at #Hofbrauhaus did not give me a dirty look when I ordered wine. # Visiting Marienplatz. # Landed in Munich after a 2 hour delay. On the S Bahn toward Munchen Hauptbahnhof. #

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Pretzel Croissant

What a wonderful breakfast as we leave Munich–a pretzel croissant!

Marienplatz from Above

I took this photo from the church tower across from Marienplatz.

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-30

Aboard the Lufthansa flight. See you all on the other side. # At JFK on route to Munich. Let the vacation begin! # Up and re-organizing my travel bag. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-29

I just submitted my final paper for #ir11, with even with a few hours remaining to spare! # I just learned that you use <fn> + <delete> to do a forward delete on a #Mac. Sweet; that was the only thing I missed from my PC! # Finished cleaning the house; now to finalize [...]

Munich > Zurich > Paris

Preparing to take my first vacation in 3 years (not including conference and work travel, of course; they are work to some extent after all!), we are traveling to Munich, Zurich, and Paris. In a week. With an excursion to Rouen to see the show Une ville pour l’Impressionnisme: Monet, Pissarro et Gauguin à Rouen [...]

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-28

Leaving the office with Inbox Zero for a week of vacation! # Today is my last day in the office before vacation. # I just purchased my tickets for Gothenburg, Sweden, in October for #ir11 #AoIR. Friday I will register and submit my revised paper. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-27

I like the new #UberTwitter interface and functionality. # Wow, what is that in the sky? I think they call it "the sun." # Trying to get caught up on emails this morning; today will be a long day. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2010-08-26

Yet another day of rain. Since when does #NYC have a rainy season? # So, it seems the suggestion is to remove the hard drives (how?) and then perhaps return the old laptops for recycling. #

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Facilitating Focus Groups

I am beginning to work with and facilitate focus groups at my work, and wanted to share a resource I found to be rather helpful. While the book Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research is probably the best text on the logistical practices of preparing for, facilitating, and analyzing focus groups, it can [...]