Dr. Veletsianos and colleagues publish study
Dr. George Veletsianos and his colleagues published their latest research study with the Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Their research explores the structure and characteristics of a Twitter network (#PhDChat) which dates back to 2010, when a group of doctoral students started using Twitter as a place to congregate and share their experiences. Social Networking spaces like #PhDChat can assist online doctoral students in finding community and support. Their paper is available under an open access license and can be downloaded using the link below.
Ford, K., Veletsianos, G., & Resta, P. (2014). The Structure and Characteristics of #PhDChat, an Emergent Online Social Network. Journal Of Interactive Media In Education, 18(1). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2014-08
Veletsianos is a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology, and an associate professor with the School of Education and Technology. Follow him on Twitter at @veletsianos.