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Miss Katy Jordan

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  • Institute of Educational Technology
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Professional biography

I am currently a research student with CREET (the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology), based in IET (the Institute of Educational Technology), supervised by Dr. Doug Clow and Professor Martin Weller.

My doctoral research focuses upon academic social networking. Academic social networking sites (such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu) are a relatively new type of online social media, which apply some of the aspects of generic social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn) to an academic context. The project is underpinned by a general question of the impact of such sites upon academic practice; does this new online space merely replicate existing working academic relationships or facilitate a new paradigm of academic working? I have used a mixed-methods social network analysis approach to examine the structure of academics' personal networks on Academia.edu, ResearchGate and Twitter, and understand how academics construct and conceptualise these networks.

I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology.

Selected publications

Jordan, K. (2016, forthcoming) Academics’ online connections: Characterising the structure of personal networks on academic social networking sites and Twitter.  Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster, May 2016.

Jordan, K. (2015) What do academics ask their online networks? An analysis of questions posed via Academia.edu. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Web Science conference, 28th June1st July, Keble College, Oxford.

Jordan, K. (2015) Exploring the ResearchGate score as an academic metric: Reflections and implications for practice. 2015 workshop on Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web (ASCW’15), 30th June 2015, Keble College, Oxford.

Jordan, K. (2015) Massive open online course completion rates revisited: Assessment, length and attrition. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(3), 341358.

Jordan, K. (2014) Academics and their online networks: Exploring the role of academic social networking sites. First Monday, 19(11), http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v19i11.4937

Jordan, K. (2014) Exploring co-studied massive open online course subjects via social network analysis. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning 9(8), 38-41.

Jordan, K. (2014) Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 133-160.

Jordan, K. (2012) Applying semantic web technologies to support learners in plant identification and taxonomy. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 7(3), 46-49.

Carmichael, P. & Jordan, K. (2012) Semantic web technologies for education – time for a ‘turn to practice’? Technology, Pedagogy & Education, 21(2), 152-169.

Tracy, F. & Jordan, K. (2012) Students as designers of semantic web applications. Technology, Pedagogy & Education, 21(2), 171-188.

Edwards, R., Tracy, F. & Jordan, K. (2011) Mobilities, moorings and boundary-marking in developing semantic technologies in educational practices. Research in Learning Technology 19(3), 219-232.

Jordan, K., Tracy, F. & Johnstone, K. (2011) Threshold concepts as focal points for supporting student learning. Bioscience Education E-Journal, vol. 18.

Research interests

My research interests include: Higher Education; E-learning; Web science; Digital scholarship; Educational research; Social network analysis; MOOCs; Internet studies; the impact of the internet upon Higher Education.

Teaching interests

I have experience in small-group teaching for undergraduates in Plant Pathology at the University of Cambridge; also, in teaching about the semantic web and semantic technologies for education, at postgraduate level, at Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.

Impact and engagement

Awarded the Open University Engaged Research Award in February 2015, for my work on MOOCs.

Publications

Massive open online course completion rates revisited: Assessment, length and attrition (2015-06-26)
Jordan, Katy
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(3) (pp. 341-358)
Academics and their online networks: exploring the role of academic social networking sites (2014-11-03)
Jordan, Katy
First Monday, 19(11)
Exploring co-studied Massive Open Online Course Subjects via social network analysis (2014-06-10)
Jordan, Katy
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 9(8) (pp. 38-41)
Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses (2014-02-24)
Jordan, Katy
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1) (pp. 133-160)
Academics’ online connections: Characterising the structure of personal networks on academic social networking sites and Twitter (2016)
Jordan, Katy
In : Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning 2016 (9th-11th May 2016, Lancaster, UK) (pp. 414-421)
What do academics ask their online networks? An analysis of questions posed via Academia.edu (2015-06-28)
Jordan, Katherine
In : Web Science Conference 2015 (28 June - 1 July 2015, Oxford, UK)
Exploring the ResearchGate score as an academic metric: reflections and implications for practice (2015-06-22)
Jordan, Katherine
In : Quantifying and Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web (ASCW'15) (30 June 2015, Oxford)
Online social networks and networked academic identity (2014-10-21)
Jordan, Katy
In : Internet Research 15.0 Doctoral Colloquium (21 October 2014, Daegu, South Korea)