Hello and welcome. My name is Debbie Baff and this is my blog which I started back in 2014 as part of my MA in Online and Distance Education studies with the Open University. It has gone through multiple revamps and restarts including when I switched to Reclaim Hosting a couple of years ago. There may be some broken links hanging around in some of my earlier posts, in which case if you spot ’em please do let me know !
My PhD research explores educators’ lived experiences of social support and wellbeing within private social network site channels and the behaviours and practices that take place within these spaces. I am adopting a Heuristic Inquiry approach and undertaking qualitative research within my own personal learning network.
I am a proud open educator and member of the Global OER Graduate Network (GO_GN). GO_GN is a network of PhD candidates around the world whose research projects include a focus on open education (ie OER, OEP, MOOC etc).
I am a keen amateur sketchnoter and my plan is to incorporate #sketchnotes as part of my Heuristic Inquiry creative synthesis as outputs from my PhD.