Rebecca J. Hogue

Ethics of researching twitter communities (#smsociety15)

I recently attended the Social Media and Society conference held in Toronto Ontario. During the conference, I saw many different presentations from different academic backgrounds (e.g. sports, media studies, sociology, economics, etc). I was struck by how few people from Education were at the conference, but alas, I digress. I’m writing this post because I…

Challenging the bio – I’m my unaffiliated self

Hi, I’m Rebecca Hogue, and I’m a blogger, a scholar, an educator, and aspiring writer. For the purposes of this presentation, I’m my unaffiliated self. Last week I participated in an interesting discussion about EdContext – Educators across context on Connected Learning TV. One of the comments I made was a challenge to the traditional academic bio.…

Being an exploratory, participatory, pragmatic researcher

In talking with my amazing friend Maha Bali (@bali_maha), I realized the connection between my skills as an instructional designer/technical writer and my desire to be a participatory researcher. I’ve always been challenged doing technical writing or instructional design projects where I cannot be the subject matter expert. It was one of the biggest frustrations…