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Visualising the academic genealogy of the Institute of Educational Technology

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Rebecca Ferguson
17 May 2016

Katy Jordan

Academic genealogy describes the representation of academic mentorship relationships in a manner akin to a family tree (Montoye & Washburn, 1980). It has acquired renewed interest recently through development of novel online platforms to crowdsource data and map relationships at scale (David & Hayden, 2012). This poster will present an ongoing informal work-in-progress to visualise the past and present PhD student-supervisor relationships within the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). Representing information in this way provides a novel way of representing IET’s rich history, and could be developed further as a way of exploring the interdisciplinary nature of Technology-Enhanced Learning as a field (Scanlon, 2015).

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