Robin presented at the IMC reading group today. It was very helpful because he too is trying to figure out how to measure and evaluate across remote collaboration.
He got asked the same question of :” What are you interested in studying?”
My recent revelation is that is less about what I am actually interested in but what I can track or measure. At the start I wanted to try to look at meaningfulness but that has been determined to be too fuzzy for a short project.
So I have had to settled on “engagement” and then looking types of engagement “participation” and “negotiation”. Those two activities are interesting to me and maybe they will eventually lead me back to what I was originally targeting the dreaded “M Word”. Meaningfulness.