Research project: student’s digital identities

I’m excited to be conducting a research project building on Professor Ruth Bridgstock’s work on Connectedness Learning as part of her Graduate Employability 2.0 OLT fellowship.  Below is the recruitment message for students. Initially we are inviting students from particular units/courses we’ve identified as relevant to the study, but we also welcome participants from elsewhere.


My name is Dr Mandy Lupton from the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology.  I’m the project leader on a research project investigating the digital identities of students who create and share web-based items for their university course on the open web such as websites, blogs, portfolio, video, audio, infographics, curated collections, slide presentations, games, code etc.

I’m looking for students who have created and shared web-based items for their university study to volunteer for a 30 minute interview (online or face-to-face). The types of questions we want to ask you include:

  • What skills and knowledge did you learn from creating your web-based items?
  • How has creating the web-based item/s contributed to your personal identity?
  • How has creating the web-based item/s contributed to your professional/disciplinary identity?
  • How will you use what you’ve learned in creating your web-based item/s in the future (e.g. personally, career)?

Click here for Participant Information Sheet for further details on the study is attached. Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1600000811).

If you’re interested in volunteering please reply to me via email. Also, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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