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Katy Jordan

Katy Jordan recently passed her PhD viva at the Open University, UK, where she has been studying online academic networks. She has been working in educational research since 2005, with a focus on e-learning in Higher Education settings. Through the projects she has worked on (previously based at the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technology at the University of Cambridge), she has developed research insterests in Web Science and the ways that the internet is reshaping Higher Education. She has a background in Plant Sciences, and holds a Masters degree in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge. Recently Katy has been co-investigator on a project as part of the MOOC Research Initiative, funded by the Gates Foundation.

Selected publications: 

Jordan, K. (2016) Digital scholarship and the social networking site: How academics conceptualise their networks on academic social networking sites and Twitter. Paper presented at AoIR 2016: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. 5-8 October 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Jordan, K (2016) Academics’ online connections: Characterising the structure of personal networks on academic social networking sites and Twitter. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016 (Cranmer, S.; Dohn, N.B.; de Laat, M.; Ryberg, T. and Sime, J.A. eds.), pp. 414–421.

Jordan, K. (2015). What do academics ask their online networks? An analysis of questions posed via In: Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference 2015, 28 June - 1 July 2015, Oxford, UK, ACM.

Jordan, K. (2015). Exploring the ResearchGate score as an academic metric: reflections and implications for practice. In: Quantifying and Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web (ASCW'15), 30 June 2015, Oxford.

Jordan, K. (2014). Online social networks and networked academic identity. In: Internet Research 15.0 Doctoral Colloquium, 21 October 2014, Daegu, South Korea.

Jordan, K. (2015). Massive open online course completion rates revisited: Assessment, length and attrition. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(3), 341–358.

Jordan, K. (2014). Academics and their online networks: exploring the role of academic social networking sites. First Monday, 19(11).

Jordan, K. (2014). Exploring co-studied massive open online course subjects via social network analysis. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 9(8), 38–41.

Jordan, K. (2014). Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 133-160.