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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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My First Labyrinth

I have been fascinated with labyrinths since I saw my first one in person on the floor of Chartres Cathedral. Never would have imagined that this passion would have led me to want to build my own, which I did this morning using a smaller version of the Chartres pattern made of flour (ok for […]

Pipes Under Central Park

I love New York City’s Central Park, and just learned something else about it; there are miles of pipes under the park that bring water throughout it. Surprised? So was I.

Check out their short and informative video.

The Orchid Bloomed in My Office!

After having this orchid for years sitting on my desk, it finally bloomed!

I took a few photos of this and uploaded them to Flickr, for all to enjoy.

I like this symbol of new life and celebration, especially after Yule and before New Year’s. Even when things around us can be […]

Elephant Nature Foundation Has RSS Feeds

Elephant Nature Foundation, the organization in Thailand that I am very fond of (and where I have fostered 2 elephants – Max and Tong Jan) has just started using RSS feeds on their News page. I am very happy that I can now keep more on top of their news stories by having my newsreader […]

I Fostered a Baby Elephant, Tong Jan

Yesterday was Blogger’s Unite, a day to do something good for some aspect of society. With so much need in the world, I was not really sure where to start, so I decided to start with a baby elephant, Tong Jan.

I fostered her after reading her sad story before she came to Elephant […]