This website is for PhD or Master’s candidates who are conducting a research project in the field of Internationalisation of Education (IoE). The website is intended to be a free resource for use by the research community interested in this topic. Students starting out with their research project could consult this website to see who else is conducting research in this field and what they are doing. This could lead to (a) collaborations, (b) adapting your project to avoid doing research on exactly the same topic, (c) or just getting ideas by looking for inspiration. You are welcome to browse this site! I recommend that candidates with a well worked out project, or those who are underway with their research, and even those who are just finished (say in the last 1-2 years), think seriously about submitting a description of their project (and results). The last group is particularly important, since the delay between finishing your PhD and publication of results may be considerable. Writing about your results does not constitute publication, so it will not interfere with that, instead it gives you an opportunity to discuss you findings with others in this community. If your PhD is available somewhere online, you could even place a link for it in the project description. It would be even better if you uploaded it to this site. That keeps everything one one site under your control.
This is where you entered this website. It displays a Google Map of this world and is endowed with pins for every candidate who has registered and submitted a description of their research project. You will find the PhD projects identified with a red marker with a 'P' on it, and the Master's degree candidates are recognisable from the blue marker with an 'M' on it The students would have given the address of the institution where they are conducting their research. So, it could just be that there are more candidates at one address. You will get a surprise when you click on such a pin, as it will fall apart into the constituent pins. Each pin stands for one candidate. Clicking on individual pins will reveal the name of a candidate. This name is a link to a relevant profile. The profile will show with or without contact information, depending on the wishes of the candidate.
Depending on whether you are logged in or not, the menu shows relevant items:
Home – see above
About & Help – This information. You can print these pages with the ‘Print this page’ button on the right, this may make it easier to follow all the steps – although they are not difficult.
PhD projects – A list of all PhD projects registered on this site
Master’s projects – A list of Master’s projects registered on this site
Conferences – A facility to show you are attending a conference so that you might be able to set up meetings with other candidates
Add a conference – if you find a conference that is not yet listed, create a listing and be the first one to show you are going!
Login – A link login, after you are registered
Register – A link to register yourself to add your project.
After Login it shows, instead of ‘Login’ and ‘Register’:
Profile – To view and edit your profile
Logout - the obvious!
Becoming Listed on this site
Let us step through the process of registering and creating a research project description. The first step you need to take is to register yourself. This involves using the ‘Register’ menu item by clicking on it. You get to a page were all fields are compulsory. Remember one entry you cannot change after creating the profile and registering it, that is your USERNAME. Please, DO NOT enter your home address, but enter your institutional address, where you are registered to conduct your research degree. It is important you pay attention to this, as your pin will appear on the map at the address you fill in here. It is our intention to create a world map with research in Internationalisation of Education showing the institutions where this work is carried out, as well as those who are doing the projects.
Create a good password to protect your data. Once you have completed all fields, click on register. You will receive an email at the email address that you have supplied. This is a confirmation email to ensure we can communicate with you. Once you click on the link in the email, your registration becomes confirmed and you can login to begin the process of submitting a research project.
After you have completed the registration you can login and the first page you will see is your profile page. You can decide at this point whether you would like to share your contact information. This can be changed by clicking the ‘EDIT PROFILE’ blue button below the profile description. You can also change any of the entries in your profile, except your username. To provide a profile picture, just move the mouse over the space for the photograph and click it once you see the ‘edit’ pencil. You will then be able to search for a picture on your computer. Please make sure that the picture is a file no larger than 1.5 Mb.
Creating a Project Description
Depending on whether you are doing a Master’s degree or a PhD, please click on the relevant button above your profile picture. A new page appears, and you need to click on the ‘Add your PhD/Master’s project (which ever you selected). There are three fields to complete. The first is the title of your project, the name of the degree granting institution, and the name(s) of your supervisor(s). If there is more than one supervisor, please separate their names with a comma.
The project description can be entered in two ways. Either by typing it in the text box, or pasting text from your word processor directly into that text box. At this stage it is not possible to add figures to the description, we may make this available at a later stage.
Saving your work!
When you are happy with the project description, MAKE SURE you press the save button. You can come back to this at a later stage and do some more work on the text. Nothing will get published until you are happy with the result and it has been moderated (if necessary) by us.
VIEW, EDIT, DELETE, PUBLISH
After you press the SAVE button you are returned to a page with just one blue button (PhD/Master), whichever is appropriate. Clicking on this button will reveal 4 buttons: VIEW, EDIT, DELETE, and PUBLISH.
You can check what the entry looks like by pressing VIEW. To get back to the 4 buttons, please press the PhD or Master’s button (whichever is appropriate) and you have the page with the single button again (PhD/Master’s). Clicking on this button will reveal the 4 buttons again. Please note you’ll see a new entry that displays the level of progress of your project. You can edit this after you press the EDIT button.
This is where you can further edit your entry and indicate the progress towards finishing your project. If your research project has been scheduled to take 2 years, use the approximate timing as a percentage indicator. When you hover over the timing bar, a little up/down arrow icon appears on the right hand side of the bar, you can increment or decrement the proportion by clicking the appropriate arrow. If you are entering a project that has been finished, please show this by entering 100 for this item. Don’t forget to press the SAVE button when you have completed your edit.
Will delete the entire project. At any stage you can delete your project, even after it has been published on the web site. So you are always in control.
Will send a signal to the site moderator that your project description is ready to go live. It may take a day or so, before it goes live, depending on your time zone and the availability of the moderator. Once you press PUBLISH, you'll need to press the same button again, but this time it is listed as CONFIRM. AFter the site moderator approves your project description and it become published on the web site (a marker will appear on the map with (when you click on it) your name attached. Clicking on the name will allow anyone who accesses that page to read the description of your project. Anyone can also browse the list of PhD or Master's projects or they can search the site (via the search icon). So your project is discoverable via the map, list or search.
Once your project is visible on the map, when you go back to editing the project description, you can actually upload a PDF copy of your thesis to the site, this makes it downloadable (again after approval by a moderator) for anyone who gets to the site.
Conferences, Seminars, and Meetings
Where can people expect to see you?
There is an opportunity for you to enter information about research gatherings, conferences, or seminars you are going to attend. We are talking about international level meetings where there is a likelihood that someone else from somewhere in the world might also be attending. Please use the website of the meeting to pick up the exact name, dates, and place of the event and be careful to enter these correctly. If someone else is attending the same meeting, by first checking the drop-down list of meetings that already have been mentioned you can then find out correctly if someone else is already going. Should your meeting not already be in that list you are given a chance to enter it into the database. This creates opportunities for face-to-face contact with fellow researchers!
Correspondence about this site
Feel free to give us feedback
Feel free to send your comments about this site, any ideas you have, or suggestions, are more than welcome. The email address for this is firstname.lastname@example.org (case-insensitive).