I am fascinated by the couple of last threads
in this forum, including this one. Andrea emailed me with those questions and I
sent back my responses because I understood exactly what was trying to be
achieved for a Master's thesis (someone referred to Andrea as 'our researcher'-not
helpful, what on earth does that mean?). I am surprised that non-experts in
research have decided to put their well-meaning, ill-informed and off the
piste-comments in order to only ignore Andrea's wishes and instead push their
own, what I can only describe as ego-led agendas, this is not a common thing
that happens around here, thank goodness.
Let me show you what I mean. For clarity I am
referring to this thread:.
Mary: I'll move this to the Lounge where I
think it would be more appropriate to discuss...
Why was this moved here?
Why not the research forum?-that is where most researchers and experts hang
out....one wouldn't move a quiz question from general to the lounge? I know
Andrea posted questions on email too, and there has been just one decent
response, that sticks with the programme, thus far in this forum.
Usman: and if you can, build a Google Form, and take
input their from people, will be easy for you to manage the replies.
& Mary: I also think the idea
of making a survey using Google forms is a good one -people can add free
text to it and you just need to post the link here.
is doing an ethnographic study...he is seeking depth not reams and reams of
info....he is at the centre of his research and he will support his
responses, from those who respond via email/forum, with field-notes. I don't know
why people assume Google forms is required, and feel they have the right to
question Andrea's research strategy.
that presupposes the OP has access to a Moodle site- we would have to log in to
do a questionnaire and we might not want to do that. Feedback for non
logged in users can only be set up on thefront
our researcher would need front page access. Google forms just seemed simpler
if there is no Moodle. This is
related to the above. And this: Gareth How
about using: https://www.surveymonkey.com/-
I've not used it, only heard about it, so up to you
Just H For those that
use surveys a fair bit (Moodle related or otherwise) I'd recommendLimeSurvey
quite rightly, Andrea attempts again to be heard!!!!!!!
I am doing an ethnographic research at the moment, so I'm particularly
attracted to the relations created through this forum. I am also interested on
how this community builds the Moodle experience.
it goes, the next post:
observing this community, I have the feeling that
expert users are more proactivily involved than teachers
with helping on the fórums. What do you think? Why?.
This question is part of my Thesis which is about the social
dimension of Moodle.
do you define "expert users"? And how do you know that some
"expert users" aren't also (or weren't for many years) teachers? (And of course
perhaps some teachers who use Moodle well are too busy teaching their classes
to come and help out on the forums...)
person who isveryknowledgeableabout orskilfulin aparticulararea:
orinvolvinga great deal ofknowledgeorskillin aparticulararea:
understand experts as professionals users of IT. I suppose they are not
teachers because allmost all the posts I have read here are related to
technical issues and not pedagogical ones:
Andrea has recognised from his experiences thus far, that non-experts
like to confuse the issue with whatever pops into their mind and then post it!!!!!
Wouldn't you agree???? He simply asked for you to respond to his questions in
the first instance...that is it!
LET US GIVE JOHN THE FINAL WORDs....MEASURED WORDS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE BUILT- IN
you look deeper into the larger threads where they are having discussions,
rather than answering a specific question you will discover that many of them
are also teachers. Have a look at the threads with a lot of posts. Yes!
and there are plenty of excellent teachers who help out in these forums including
My questions: how do you define
a) a teacher?
b) an excellent teacher?
there is a difference.