This summer I am working with the Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group on a project to investigate discourses around openness in education happening on Twitter. This is a chance for PhD students and very early career researchers to work with experienced scholars in the field of networked scholarship, social media in education, digital/online learning, open learning, emerging technologies, learning analytics, social network analysis, and educational data mining.
Our project will investigate the discourses around openness in education happening on Twitter. Specifically we hope to investigate:
- How has participation in the Twitter discourse around open education changed over time?
- Do we see more people and a greater diversity of people participating?
- How has the Twitter discourse on openness and open education changed over time?
By harvesting tweets with hashtags related to open education we hope to capture and analyse these emergent open discourses. We are currently looking for further suggestions of hashtags or even specific user accounts which represent the discourses on openness in education. Please feel free to add your suggestions to this list in our shared google doc.