Welcome to the course Wiki for 7806EDN, Making Sense of Educational Research.
Think of this little piece of digital space as a something of a play space, a place to share ideas and information about yourselves and your area of interest. It's also the space where information about the activities for each week can be found.
This Wiki is open to the "world", i.e. anyone can read what is here. Only members of this Wiki can write/edit the Wiki.
The first thing to do is to do a little browsing. Then when you feel up to it, you can edit your own page. I've set up a page for each student where you can put some introductory information about yourself (called Introductions). I've used your first name only to identify your page. If you go to the Introductions page you should find your name and when you click on it you will be placed into edit mode where you can write something about yourself. Before you do that you will have to sign onto the Wiki. Invitations will be sent out that will allow you to set up a username for this Wiki and a password. This is NOT the same as your GU username and password.
Once you have signed on to this wiki you will be able to edit pages. Don't worry. You can't do any damage. It is always possible to retrieve an earlier version of a wiki page.
This is still being put together so it will have quite a bit of stuff missing at the moment. I will try and keep things in places that are more or less logical and make use of menus and tags1
In the spirit of the note I attached to the first module and with a firm conviction in the value of the collective talents, experiences and skills of the group please take a bit of time to introduce yourself to your colleagues. This will be a good thing to do given that you will likely take other courses together while completing this degree. But remember, don't put anything on your introduction page that you don't want the rest of the world to see. If you have a look at what I have written and what other students have written you will get an idea of what to put. And…. you can always easily edit whatever it is you write. To find the link to your introduction page click on the Introductions link. It is in the menu on the left hand side of each page of this Wiki.
Digital habits is the term I have used to describe ways of working with digital media and resources during your postgraduate study. There is quite a bit to try out here and some decisions to make about how you want to work. As always I am happy to chat about any of this. To access some notes/suggestions about working digitally, the link is in the horizontal menu.