The OST’12 Doctoral Student Track is a session for PhD students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop under the guidance of senior scholars. It will take place on the first conference day on Monday, 30 July 2012, from 13:00-15:00.
The Session brings together PhD students working on topics related to open and social technologies for networked learning. The intention is to promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research in addition to supporting and inspiring PhD students during their ongoing research effort. The session creates an opportunity for PhD students to:
- present the current progress of their work within the limited time frame to an international group of academics and PhD students;
- review other students’ work;
- contribute to the discussions about his/her own and others work;
- receive friendly, but constructive criticism; advice and guidance on future research directions of their work from researchers and students outside their own institution;
- get to know senior scholars and other PhD students working on a similar topic;
- widen their professional network.
The session will be facilitated by senior scholars and researchers in the field of open and social technologies for networked learning, who will actively contribute to the discussions. The language is English.
Each PhD student with an accepted paper will be assigned to a small group with one expert in their area. Each group will start to communicate and exchange their papers so that all members of the group are familiar with the papers of each group member. During the conference, each small group will meet individually and further discussions of the papers will take place with the expert in the respective research field and other PhD students. More detailed preparation guidelines will follow for the authors of accepted papers.
- Jörgen Jaanus: Driving Forces Behind the Development and Stabilization of Knowledge Organization Systems in Digital Environments
- Danel Apse: Collaborative Tagging Applications and Capabilities in Social Technologies
- Birgy Lorenz, Sonia Sousa, Vladimir Tomberg: Privacy Awareness of Students and its Impact on Online Learning Participation – a Case Study
- Hanna Olsson: Towards ways to promote interaction in digital learning spaces
- Nicholas Mavengere, Mikko Ruohonen, Paul Nleya: Learning management Open Source Software Use in African Universities
For more information contact the Doctoral Track organisers: