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    Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the voice of educators


    O'Riordan, Fiona and Bergin, Susan and Casey, Kevin and McNutt, Larry (2013) Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the voice of educators. In: Emerging Issues in Higher Education III: From Capacity Building to Sustainability. EDIN, pp. 42-52. ISBN 9780955013461

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    Abstract

    Events such as symposiums, conferences, and workshops provide excellent opportunities to disseminate research. The networking opportunities provided vis-à-vis informal conversations with like-minded individuals are invaluable. Attendees have the chance to share and discuss their values, beliefs, and experiences related to their practice. However, this networking is rarely formally recorded or disseminated to the participants or the wider education community. In order to address this shortcoming the authors developed a mechanism to capture this valuable information through an innovative framework, which addresses the challenge of capturing multiple disparate voices and conversations by providing an approach that encourages collaboration, sharing and dialogue. The approach involves providing iterative opportunities to review and re-engage with the data as it emerges and evolves. The structure of the framework is transferable, and experiences to date would suggest it has the potential to provide a viable platform from which events such as these could increase capacity and improve sustainability. In this chapter, a case study of the experience of adopting this approach at the International Conference for Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) conference will be provided, followed by a description and an evaluation of the framework. The chapter concludes with reflections and recommendations for educational developers who are interested in adopting the framework for similar events.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Educational Developers in Ireland Network; Discourse; Connectivity; educators; networking;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8688
    Depositing User: Dr. Susan Bergin
    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 11:36
    Publisher: EDIN
    Refereed: Yes
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