Netnography and international / cross institutional research

  This post was inspired by the post written by Maha Bali (this morning I her time) – Revisiting Impostor Syndrome. It is rather serendipitous that Maha chose this moment to write about her idea of a website here, as I was reading all about doing ethnographic research on the web and recommendations for creating Read More …

Virtually Connecting at the QUB ePatient conference (#qubept)

After all the excited from the ALTC Conference in Manchester, I flew back to Belfast to attend a conference on ePatient – The medical, ethical and legal repercussions of blogging and micro-blogging experiences of illness and disease (#qubept). It was a small conference of about 30 attendees. You would not have known how small it was Read More …

Connections, Social Media, and Academia (#smsociety15, #rhizo15)

One of the presentations I did at the recent Social Media and Society (#smsociety15) conference was as a panelist for the discussion on “More Than Just a “Follower”: How Is Academia Being Influenced by Online Communities of Practice & Networked Scholarship?” I debate how much I wanted to talk about my cancer journey at this Read More …

Being an exploratory, participatory, pragmatic researcher

In talking with my amazing friend Maha Bali (@bali_maha), I realized the connection between my skills as an instructional designer/technical writer and my desire to be a participatory researcher. I’ve always been challenged doing technical writing or instructional design projects where I cannot be the subject matter expert. It was one of the biggest frustrations Read More …

Changing the conference experience

Last year, I wrote an article for the University of Ottawa Graduate Students Association Journal providing some tips on how to get the most out of conference travel. You can read it here: http://www.egsa-aede.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-mar-26-le-the-Journal.pdf Over the last year, I have missed the conference scene. I was diagnosed with breast cancer three days before I was due Read More …