Gas station without pumps

2010 August 30

Day diaries

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There is an interesting study going on for the next year at the Share Project, led by Sally Fincher from the University of Kent School of Computing:

For one year, we’re going to undertake a “day survey” of teaching activities, asking educators to keep a diary of their teaching on a given day every month. Inspired by Mass Observation we hope this extensive collection will add contrast to the more intense data from the longitudinal study.

If you want to take part, you can sign up on the website for the day diaries.  What they are looking for is a roughly hourly record of what you do and think about on the 15th of each month.  There is, so far, no specific format they are requesting, and no prompts to guide you.  I believe that they plan to use the information they gather to try to figure out what teachers think is important.  I’m not sure how they will digest all the material, but that is their research problem, not mine.

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  1. [...] while back, I blogged about the Share Project at http://www.sharingpractice.ac.uk/, in which participants provide a record once a month of their [...]

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