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      From crowdsourcing data to network building: Reflections on conducting research in the open

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      Research for All
      UCL IOE Press
      PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, OPEN RESEARCH, SOCIAL MEDIA, POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH, CROWDSOURCING
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            Abstract

            This commentary presents an account of a recent project as an example of engaged research. The project focused on collecting and analysing the completion rates of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It began informally, through blogging, and developed into a funded research project with formal academic outputs. In addition to its formal outputs, the project is also cited as an example of the benefits of conducting an 'open' research project. This reflective piece tells the story of the project, and discusses the lessons learned about the value of openness and the interplay of different social media tools in the research process.

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            72010652
            Research for All
            UCL IOE Press
            2399-8121
            15 July 2017
            : 1
            : 2
            : 323-327
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            2399-8121(20170715)1:2L.323;1- s9.phd /ioep/rfa/2017/00000001/00000002/art00009
            10.18546/RFA.01.2.09
            2e4f7c3a-49d6-4128-8db6-d19319f5adc2
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            Models for Working Together: Open, Inclusive and Interactive

            Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Education & Public policy,Educational research & Statistics
            CROWDSOURCING,SOCIAL MEDIA,OPEN RESEARCH,PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT,POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

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