#CPED2018 – Reflections and Opportunities

On October 31, 2018, in CPED, by Leigh

Good morning #cped2018 !I finally have a moment to reflect on my first Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) conference.  It was wonderful to have the opportunity to learn more about the EdD community of which I am now a practitioner.  CPED is the knowledge forum on the EdD. With a membership of over 100 schools of education in the US, Canada, and New Zealand working collaboratively to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.

I participated in 3 sessions – the first two were with my new EdD colleagues (titles link to the presentation slides):

Buss, R., Henriksen, D., Mertler, C. Rotheram-Fuller, E., Wolf, L. (October, 2018) Leader-scholar communities (LSCs) @ ASU: Lessons learned, lessons shared, lessons inspired. Learning exchange presented at the meeting of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Glendale, AZ.

The LSC session above was livestreamed and we experimented with remote participation via Zoom & a google doc. Hopefully the recording will be available and I’ll update the post with the link.

Buss, R., Henriksen, D., Mertler, C. Rotheram-Fuller, E., Wolf, L. (October, 2018) Growing into change: Moving from F2F to online in a doctoral research conference. Learning exchange presented at the meeting of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Glendale, AZ.

I also presented a solo learning exchange:

Wolf. L. (October, 2018) #CPED2018 – Constructing a collaborative convening “syllabus”. Learning exchange presented at the meeting of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Glendale, AZ

If you follow the link above, you’ll see the text of my full proposal – along with the notes from our session.  It was a small group (6 of us total) and our discussions centered more broadly on social media use/professional use of social technologies (including Wikipedia, ResearchGate and Academia.edu). This discussion gave me quite a few ideas for future blog posts, course content creation, and conference presentations!

While at CPED, I saw an opportunity to help to grow the CPED online community. Below is the text from a communication I wrote for the CPED email list and I’m looking forward to helping grow and support the network any way I can.

#CPED2018 – Social Media Recap & Invitation for Continued #CPED Connections

Thank you to all who shared their thoughts on Twitter during #CPED2018. Over the past few years the use of Twitter to share CPED ideas has started to grow. This year, we started tracking the Tweets and an archive can be viewed here.

We want to highlight a two “strength of weak ties” (Granovetter, 1973) moments that were created on Twitter during the conference.  First, in sharing the links to the award-winning dissertations, a tweet gained 3 likes and an encouraging response from a connected scholar in Ireland. Second, a tweet which featured the “Marathon Map” shared by our ECU colleagues – spurred a flurry of 12 likes and 6 comments. We want to highlight these specific interactions – not to start a popularity contest, but rather, to demonstrate the power in sharing our work and ideas beyond the conference walls.

To further promote the use of social media, an experimental session on the final day of the conference attempted to create a #CPED2018 “Syllabus” of resources based upon the twitter and social streams.  As a Community of (online) Practice we’re still growing in this area and the Twitter stream provided an emerging set of resources (which you can see in the nascent form here).  Our session ended up being a robust discussion of social technologies (e.g. Twitter, Wikipedia) and how we can start to use them more strategically in our CPED workflows our professional practice. This lively discussion planted seeds for future opportunities for professional growth and development and we encourage you to stay tuned to CPED announcements for those opportunities.

In the meantime, we would like to continue this momentum as we look forward to #CPED2019.  If you have ideas/links/resources you would like to share between now and the next convening – please use the #CPED hashtag when Tweeting. This will allow our community to connect and grow virtually between convenings.

if you’re not sure about Twitter, you can always “lurk” by following this link #CPED to see the most current stream of Tweets by those using the #CPED hashtag.  By sharing we’re fostering a Community of (online) Practice and allowing others outside of our CPED community to connect to us as individuals and connect collectively to the great work we all doing.

Granovetter, M. (1973). The strength of weak ties. American Journal of Sociology, 78(6), 1360-1380.

 

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