Dimensions delimiting conceptions of online teaching – something to guide the indicators and the evaluation of LMS data?

Col Beer has been doing some work around the “indicators” project – an attempt to mine system logs and databases of a course management system (CMS) to generate data of some use. One of the (many) potential problems with the work, and the work of its like, has been attempting to generate some sort of

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Is all diversity good/bad – a taxonomy of diversity in the IS discipline

In a previous post I pointed to and summarised a working paper that suggests that IS research is not all that diverse. At least at the conceptual level. The Information Systems (IS) discipline has for a number of years been having an on-going debate about whether or not the discipline is diverse or not. A

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Information Systems Epistemology: An Historical Perspective

Information Systems Epistemology: An Historical Perspective This is a summary, review, attempt to understand, and pick tidbits from the following book chapter Hirschheim, R. A. (1992). Information Systems Epistemology: An Historical Perspective. In R. Galliers (Ed.), Information Systems Research: Issues, Methods and Practical Guidelines (pp. 28-60). London: Blackweel Scientific Publications. It’s an attempt to start

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A Paradigmatic Analysis of Information Systems As a Design Science

The following is a summary of and reflection upon Juhani Iivari, (2007), A Paradigmatic Analysis of Information Systems As a Design Science, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 19(2):39-64 Reflection This paper is somewhat similar, at a very abstract level, to one I’ve been thinking about. However, it’s told from a different perspective, with a different

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Design Based Research vs. Mixed Methods: The Differences and Commonalities

This post is a summary and some reflection on a discussion paper posted to ITForum. It’s by Goknur Kaplan Akilli and is titled Design Based Research vs. Mixed Methods: The Differences and Commonalities. The author is a PhD candidate with some interesting research runs on the board. The following contains two main sections Reflections –

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