I have been thinking about starting a blog for some time and I finally feel that the time is right. This blog will serve as a reflective diary for my EdD journey, but I expect that over the next three years this blog will develop its own life.

The reason I started my EdD is that I am passionate about learning and self-development and I strongly believe that it is never to late for experimenting and for learning about new things. Obviously there are some issues that I feel more strongly about and that I am more interested in than others. The issues I currently look at are closely related to my research field, part-time language teachers professional development on Twitter. Today I explored the use of NodeXL for analysing a network of language teachers on Twitter with the help of a video and was amazed at how quickly I could make progress in visualizing this network. Now I “just” need to understand what I am seeing – but that is for another day….