I’ve signed up to research a PhD at CRITE, the Centre for Research in IT in Education, in Trinity College, Dublin. The topic is TeachMeet, the research question(s) as yet unpinned. It’s part-time, so there is also a real life! The supervisory team is Dr Keith Johnston of the School of Education and Dr Richard Millwood of the School of Computer Science and Statistics. Anything that need to be shared online will be on display, or be linked to, from here. Most items hanging here so far are what I call ‘procrastinactions’ – stuff being done when I really should be doing ‘proper’ writing. In full nihil de nobis, sine nobis mode, all items are presented with an invitation for the interested and the informed to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Item 1: Context – my ‘TeachMeet in 3’ podcast and memo with a brief recording of my answer to the most often asked question about TeachMeet – ‘So, what happens at a TeachMeet?”.
Item 2: Evolution of TeachMeet – the Timeline, very much a work in progress. This has been fun; it has a beginning, but the end is as yet undetermined.
Item 3: PeriodicTableTeachMeetElementsA3 – This was constructed, peppered with a pinch of salt, during my deep dive into all things TeachMeet as 2016 merged into 2017.
Item 4: Genesis – What I’m calling UnravellingTheUnconference – researching one unconference naturally leads to all sorts of distraction following the branches backwards to the roots at Open Space Technology (for now…there’s scope for ‘Infinity and Beyond’ in this quest).
Item 5: What I now call Ewan McIntosh’s Four ‘Pillars’ of TeachMeet – love this.
Item 6: 90 second video I made for some colleagues to use at a formal meeting in Ireland.
Item 7: A list of posts (wiki, blogs, news media) formed from The Breadcrumb Pathway I followed online when I started thinking about thinking about this project. Here is a cut ‘n paste Directory of those wiki entries, blog posts and articles that chronicle the founding, origins, and early evolution of “this thing” called TeachMeet. Collated by Mags Amond, with some editing (mainly a light sprinkling of apostrophes and commas to spare the blushes). (Make a cuppa first – it’s 31 pages long.)
Item 8: Dictionary Quest – a reminder of a call sent out on Twitter to try to get TeachMeet into the dictionary – it’s a bit mad doing a PhD on something that hasn’t yet been defined. Feel free to pop along and retweet either, or both. Every little helps. (Update – I have since found it one printed Dictionary of Education, yay; but I’d feel happier if it was in *the* Oxford English Dictionary , especially the online version @oed).
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