My name is Sarah Stewart. Last year I did the 'Online learning communities' course so I am now familiar with blogs. In fact, I'd say it has become an obsession for me! Here is my blog: Sarah's Musings.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Online Health, UQ, Brisbane. For my research, I developed an email mentoring system for nurses and allied health workers as a means to support professional development and life-long learning. Unfortunately, it has not worked very well at all. So I plan to use this course to explore how I could change the system I developed into a flexible system that would engage people more.
sorry to hear your initial research did not work out - often a pilot is like that and the same thing happened to me. It will still be excellent data for your final writeup. The research strategies I eventually ended up using for my main study were quite different to those in the pilot. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts around flexible learning on your blog. Bronwyn
thanks for your reply bron. it wasn't my pilot that didn't work-it was my main study. any changes i come up with will go into my discussion/recommendations chapter. but have just had good news - my scholarship has been extended for another 6 months so i'm going to be financially viable again!