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Participate in a experiment on Personal Knowledge Management!

Are you a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral student starting your studies soon? Or have you just started your programme in the last month? Then, this is for you!

As a student, one of the biggest challenges is to manage all the information and knowledge that you collect: on the domain that you are studying, but also on how things work at your college or university, what other people are working on and how you can learn from them.

I am doing a little experiment on how students manage all this information in the first month of joining a new study program. If you are interested in joining in in this experiment, please fill out the form below. It takes about 5 minutes to fill in.

What you would be expected to do during ONE WEEK IN SEPTEMBER 2012 is:

  • fill in a 10-min survey at the beginning of the week
  • do a DAILY 5-min reflective writing activity
  • fill in a 10-min survey at the end of the week

Please sign up by the 31st of August 16.00 CET  5th of September (extended deadline)! Once you sign up, I will contact you with more details about the study on the evening of 31st August (or evening of the 5th of September).

All information submitted for this experiment will handled confidentially by myself. It will not be shared with any third parties. If you have any further questions about the experiment, please contact me on kamakshi.rajagopal@ou.nl

Thank you for your participation!!!!

If you prefer to go directly to the live form, here is the link.

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Connect The Dots! Pilot

After much sweat (and nearly some tears), the Connect The Dots! tool is finally online! And I already have a place to pilot it, in preparation of the upcoming Networked Learning Conference. I shouldn’t forget to thank all the people who helped me out at the last minute (you know who you are 🙂 )

If you’re interested in joining in, the call is just below, and it includes all the instructions to join in.


As the Networked Learning Conference is fast approaching, we thought this would be the ideal time to study networked learning in practice.

Join Connect The Dots!
A conference is an exciting moment in any research calendar and usually offers lots of opportunities for interaction and reflection. However, it can be a challenge to grasp and keep track of the different perspectives, views and ideas that come up during such an event. If this sounds familiar to you, then this is for you!
We have developed a new tool called Connect The Dots! to support you in gaining more from such events. We are piloting it over the next two weeks and are looking for volunteers to experiment with it. Interested?
We are looking for anyone who is interested in keeping better track of how their ideas and thoughts develop during their participation in the Networked Learning Conference 2012. We will start on Friday 23rd of March and continue till the 6th of April 2012 (Friday after the NLC 2012).

What will you be expected to do?
Every day, you will spend about 10 minutes a day recording and reflecting on what you have done that day: the people you have talked to, the conversations you have had, the presentations you have heard, the things you have read…. anything. For these reflections, you will use the Connect The Dots! tool.
Although this activity is not restricted to any domain, we would like to understand how your understanding of a domain develops. For this reason, we have chosen to focus on one shared topic (the topic of the last NLC2012 Hotseat: online learner identity) and one individual topic (e.g. your own research interests or own practice). There will be a questionnaire asking you about these when you sign up and one questionnaire after the activities, on Friday, the 6th of April.

How to sign up
Here’s how you can join in: Sign up today by filling in this questionnaire and following the instructions at the end of it.

Link to the questionnaire: http://bit.ly/GPk12z
Here are the instructions for signing up to the Connect The Dots! Pilot.


As you see, everyone’s welcome to join in! So please spread the word!

If you want to use the tool as part of your own networked learning, on other topics or other events, you are absolutely welcome to. Just get in touch whatever your plans are. Hope to hear from you soon!

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