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Patrick McAndrew
10 February 2009

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Gráinne Conole
9:42am 10 February 2009


I would like to explore more what being a researcher in a web 2.0 context means. How different communication routes can be used, how it influences the nature of the academic discourse, what the relationship is between formal, traditional publication routes and newer forms such as blogs and twitter.

Andrew Brasher
9:50am 10 February 2009


A lot of web 2.0 stuff involves people who make contributions outside of their main job. E.g. a lot of open source software is developed and maintained by people in ther spare time. I want to explore if or howweb 2.0 could work for spare time researchers?

Kim Issroff
9:57am 10 February 2009


I want to be convinced that there will be a qualitative difference in the sorts of data that we as researchers will use in a more web 2.0 world and how this will change the sorts of theories that we have?

Chris Pegler
9:59am 10 February 2009


I am particularly interested in how the social aspects of Web 2.0 can support sharing of ideas and make the practice of elearning more sustainable. Obviously VERY interested in how this relates to reuse, repositories and overcoming the embedded sharing obstacles.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
10:04am 10 February 2009


Do we think that anyone can be (become) a researcher 2.0? What experience, competencies, attitudes are needed?

Chris Pegler
10:08am 10 February 2009


Perhaps its about the experience around the data as much as the data itself?  [This is in response to Kim above].

Kim Issroff
10:16am 10 February 2009


so then Chris do we need new methods? new theories?

 

Tina Wilson
10:17am 10 February 2009


Andrew, the idea of people doing research outside their main job would fit well with part time research students - MSc and PhD and even OU undergraduates as well

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
10:21am 10 February 2009


Why researcher 2.0 - what's so different?  Surely research is on a continuum.... are we just following current trends and hype by using the term researcher 2.0?

 

Linda Price 

anne adams
10:27am 10 February 2009


How web2 impacts on issues of control and ownership in education / teaching and learning.  Web2 fundamentally changes our norms and understanding of ownership, educational progression and control but as researchers I'm uncertain that we have really understood that yet.

Tina Wilson
10:28am 10 February 2009


We discussed funding issues, lack of access to web 2.0 applications in certain areas of Brazil and Sub saharan Africa. How might we attract researchers/publicise OLnet in this context

Eileen Scanlon
10:28am 10 February 2009


I want to understand what are the important research questions in this area

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
10:40am 10 February 2009


I've got moneey from CREET for a project to investigate informal practice in the use of mobile technologiess for language teaching. I would welcome ideass as to how to conduct this project in a Researcher 2.0 way.

Andrew Brasher
11:22am 10 February 2009


I guess you will invite participants to study, i.e. as subjects.

Using web technologies you could also study (though not perhaps in the same depth) anyone who these initial group communicate with. You'd need mechanisms to filter the data, perhaps around the vocabulary used in the exchanges between 'subjects'. This raises the difficulty of how to get agreement to 'participate'????.

The data gathered could contribute towards a quantitaive definition of 'informal', based on e.g. location and other physical data.

 

Patrick McAndrew
11:33am 10 February 2009


Could link work with Eileen's ideas about case study approach to pick out the use of particular technologies.

 

Paul Lefrere
12:07pm 10 February 2009


Here's a call for papers, relevant to Researcher 2.0.

 

     http://www.open-knowledge-society.org/cfp.htm

 

The call is for the world summit for the knowledge society (I'm one of the organisers). We have got fourteen International Scientific Journals to run special issues. I hope to see a good representation from the OU.

 

Paul

Rod Ward
10:36am 8 July 2009


I'm currently working on the effects that Web 2.0 applications have on social networks and whether the work on diffusion of innovations needs to be updated to take account of these effects.

mike
11:34pm 26 July 2009


I would like to explore more what being a researcher in a web 2.0 context means. How different communication routes can be used, how it influences the nature of the academic discourse, what the relationship is between formal, traditional publication routes and newer forms such as blogs and twitter.

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