This week, my colleague Dr. Laura Pasquini (University of North Texas) and I launched our new research study. #NetworkedCoP: Networked Communities of Practice is created to explore how student affairs and higher education professionals participate in online networked communities. We would like to learn HOW and WHY graduate students, professional staff, senior administrators, and scholar-practitioners in higher education and student affairs are engaged with blogging, Facebook group discussion, Twitter chats, creating podcasts, using hashtags and more.
Here is a short video introduction to our study:
Please consider participating in our study to share with more about your digital practices:
- What communities you participate and interact with online?
- Why do you contribute or interact with these networked communities?
- How does your digital practice impact your professional identity and influence?
- What type of professional development, networking, and learning have you experienced from these communities?
- What benefits, challenges, and affordances occur within this networked practice?
To learn more about our study and participate by telling us about your networked community involvement [SURVEY] or more share more about your networked self [INTERVIEW], please visit our research website:
In addition – if you know colleagues who might have interesting insights to contribute to our study, please SHARE this post with them.
This research project is being conducted by Dr. Paul Eaton (Sam Houston State University) and Dr. Laura Pasquini (University of North Texas) and has been approved by the SHSU Institutional Review Board (#30423) and the UNT Institutional Review Board (#16-310).