Some members of the #SAChat community – Laura Pasquini (@laurapasquini) and Paul Eaton – are working on a new research project to understand the impact online communities have on student affairs and higher education professionals.
Here’s what they told us about it:
The project is called The Networked Communities of Practice (#NetworkedCoP) Research. [More about the research context and the researchers can be found on our project website.]
So, how can you help?
Part I: Networked Community of Practice SURVEY
The first part of the study is a short, web-based survey that will take 15-20 minutes to complete. This survey asks questions about individual online practice and involvement in networked professional development. In particular, using social media for your own learning, identity development, and career growth. This might be about your own use and/or your involvement in an online community.
Part II: Share Your Networked Self [INTERVIEW]
We are interested in understanding more about the digital, networked self, which might include sharing more about your digital presence on social media and other online platforms. This may lead to an invite to one (1) interview lasting approximately 45-60 minutes in duration.
Either way, you would help us recruit a diverse sample size for our study to further understand the impact, influence, and implications of how we engage on social media in higher education. For more information about the study context, how to participate, or collaborate on this project, please feel free to visit our website: https://networkedcommunityofpractice.wordpress.com/.
If you have further questions or would like to follow up with us — please do not hesitate to reach out. Thanks so much for your support and/or consideration in helping us recruit and discuss our work!