Educational developers as “insider researchers”: possibilities and pitfalls.

Hanson, J., 2008. Educational developers as “insider researchers”: possibilities and pitfalls. In: ICED 2008: Towards a Global Scholarship of Educational Development. ICED Conference , 12-15 June 2008, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Undertaking research inside the university where you work is a common situation for educational developers. However, taking on the role of “insider researcher”, while remaining in your substantive position in the organisation, presents significant challenges, not only for the conduct and reporting of the research, but also for your own personal position, ie: it has both possibilities and pitfalls. This paper will examine the issues that can arise when researching e-learning in the familiar setting of your own university and discuss approaches to understanding the influence of these on the conduct of your research and subsequent professional practice.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Educational development; insider research; e-learning
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Group:Student and Academic Services
ID Code:17664
Deposited By:Dr Janet Hanson LEFT
Deposited On:26 Apr 2011 14:57
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:43

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