Letters of recommendation - what's up with that?
It's been a while since I've blogged, or at least it really feels like it. I've had my nose stuck in (virtual) books trying to get through my literature review - but more on that on some other blog post. I came across an article on InsideHigherEd this past week asking whether or not letters of recommendation are really necessary. My most immediate context is admissions, given that that's part
Wed, Feb 15 2017 01:30 | academia, Employment, institutionalMemory, knowledgeManagement, Management, work
It's been a long time since I've blogged about something educational, other than my classes of course. With one thing down (and a million more to go), I decided to take a little breather to see what's accumulated on Pocket over these past few months. I saw a post by Martin Weller on Institutional Memory, and it seemed quite pertinent to my day to day work existence these past six or so
Recently I came across a post by Josh Kim on whether LinkedIn will replace the traditional academic CV. My short answer to that is "no". This isn't because I think LinkedIn is bad (it's not), or that the CV is awesome (it's not). I've got a bone to pick with the traditional, paper-based, academic CV.The common wisdom, as Kim alludes to, is that a resume is short and targeted, while a CV
The Adjunct’s dilemma – how much do you tell your students?
Among the many streams of things happening these days is keeping tabs on some interesting things happening in my various internet circles. I've resolved to just dip into my RSS stream and look at things periodically over a couple of days and not be as 'vigilant' as I have been in the past. Too many things to focus on, not enough time for news. That said, I came across an interesting
A way to visualize MOOC students...
Fri, Jan 29 2016 04:30 | #DALMOOC, #rhizo16, Analytics, cMOOC, coursera, EDDE804, education, edx, Employment, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, Learning Analytics, MOOC, motivation, PhD, review, rMOOC, xMOOC
Even though this semester is relatively calm, compared to last semester, I still find myself not writing as much as I think I would like. I've set aside, temporarily, the book I was meant to have finished reviewing last October, on MOOCs, until the semester ends and I can focus on them a little more. One reason for the refocus of energies is EDDE 804. We are focusing on leadership in education,
The importance of Portfolios while searching for a job
I posted this as a discussion topic in one of my LinkedIn groups, but no takers! Everyone seems to be paying lipservice to Portfolios, but no one (that I've seen in groups) has talked about their effectiveness. Your thoughts?//Start of copied info from LinkedIn//This thought came to me while reading the discussion on the importance of a degree/certificate in ID. So here's a question