Ph.D. Student, Communication and Information Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Anis Hamidati is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Communication and Information Sciences program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a faculty member of Swiss German University in Indonesia and currently on study leave with the funding from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia. She is also a fellow of the East-West Center in Hawai'i.
Anis's research interest is on social informatics, covering a range of topics including social capital, women empowerment, tourism and e-government. Her past research includes studying the use of the Internet for women empowerment, the role of travel online communities in supporting local travel, and the use of computer-mediated communication by international students in maintaining their familial connection.
She is currently working on her dissertation on workaround strategies conducted by users of an e-government project in Indonesia.
PTC Young Scholar 1: Digital Development
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
A Community of Practice (CoP) develops through the collective learning among its members. This work-in-progress research looks into a population of a CoP bound by the commonality of receiving a specific Indonesian government scholarship. It looked into the patterns of membership of the CoP in the various platforms that it uses to communicate. Sixteen interviews from a diverse range of scholarship recipients were analyzed. It was found that there are three different platforms used by the CoP, including a government-led bulletin board group, and two social media-based citizen-led platforms. Three major themes came up in their discussion: 1) information, 2) the quality of the CoP in the different platforms and 3) participation. The findings suggest that the government-led group platform is the least effective due to the lack of effort by the government to respond to inquiries. To fulfill the need of information sharing and other support, citizen-led group platforms are created and maintained by the population using social media tools available to them.