EDDE 806: Epilogue (of reboots and alternative universes)
I guess this is my "806 is dead, long live 806!" post ;-) One of the final requirements for EDDE 806 is to:Create a final blog post linking to the 6 earlier posts and providing a final reflection, feedback and any recommendations on the course as a whole.For those who are keeping score at home, other course requirements included the following:Present a 30-45 minute presentation on their proposal
EDDE 806 - Post XIII - It's the end of the semester, and I feel fine
Alright folks! That's a wrap for EDDE 806 for this semester! The semester went out with a bang with three members of my cohort presenting their dissertation proposal work in progress (and for those on the east coast the session was a little long - after a long day - but well worth it!).The three proposed research projects are Kim's, titled "Student Satisfaction Levels among Canadian
EDDE 806 - Post XII - Of Navigators and Succession...
Last evening we had our penultimate EDDE 806 session for this season. On tap for the evening we had Neera's presentation (originally of Cohort 6, but now firmly "one of our own" in cohort 7), and a presentation by Stephanie.One question that came to mind, outside of the context of these presentations, was how long do EdD students stick around in 806 after they have met the requirements of the course?
EDDE 806 - Post XI - Get your Waldorf on...
Statler & Woldorf, muppet criticsThis past week the presenter of the week was Angie Parkes of Cohort 3, who is a fellow instructional designer! Angie was presenting to us her (potential?) dissertation proposal which as to do with testing the hypothesis that the DACUM process can be done effectively online. More specifically, her three hypotheses are that (1) an online asynchronous
EDDE 806 - Post X - it marks the spot!
Sat, Feb 11 2017 13:40 | assignment, dissertation, EDDE806, muppets, PhD, phenomenology, research, youtube
This past Thursday we had our official EDDE 806 session (on Monday, Norine did a mock proposal defense, which I wasn't able to attend, but luckily it's archived for later viewing). In any case, in this session we heard from Renate who reported in on her ideas for a dissertation topic, and there were a ton of interesting things about process that were shared by Susan and others.Renate is looking to
EDDE 805 - Dissertation Critique
Well, the semester is rockin' and rollin'. Thanks to @merryspaniel, and the fact that AU posts their syllabi on the web, I knew that I had an assignment early on where I had to critique a couple of dissertations that were already published. This was also a perfect opportunity to read a dissertation the colleague George M. had send me a while back as an exemplar of a good dissertation in
Pondering assigning groupwork...
Mon, Sep 19 2016 04:00 | assignment, Design, groupwork, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, open teaching, teaching
The summer semester is over! Well, it's been over for several weeks now and the fall semester is in full swing, but I am not teaching this semester (focusing more on projects that have been on the back-burner for a while). Taking a break from teaching actually makes me think more about teaching in an odd way (I guess out of sight, but not out of mind).One of the courses that I teach is an intro
Academic literacy in another language
Tue, Aug 23 2016 02:30 | assignment, corpusLinguistics, dissertation, EDDE802, EDDE805, linguistics, MOOC, PhD
These past couple of weeks, along with some projects I am working on with colleagues, I am also trying to make some headway for my fall class, EDDE 805, which is the first of two doctoral seminars. From what I can see from the abbreviated syllabus (love that it's just posted on the web!) one of the assignments is an analysis of dissertations of people who are already doctors in our field. The
One more down... two more to go!
The past several weeks felt a little like a marathon and a spring combined while our team was getting ready to present on our topic. For the second assignment for EDDE 804 we explored and proposed leadership implications and educational interventions for a complex issue in society. The subject we selected was sexual harassment and assault in the armed forces (specifically in Canada). Paper
I've been slowly working on EDDE 804 assignments and reading (which is why I have not been as active on this blog lately). I've been slowly working on my third assignment, the 'big one' for this class, which is a portfolio of all my learning in 804. As part of this I am uploading my first assignment, in which I explored the concept of emergent leadership The portfolio is coming along...slowly...but
EDDE 806 post II - Of research questions and generalizability
Fri, Feb 5 2016 12:40 | assignment, EDDE804, EDDE806, INSDSG601, INSDSG684, instructionalDesign, OER, PhD, postmodernism, reflection, research
Yesterday evening I attended my second formal EDDE 806 session (formal in the sense that I am doing blog posts for it, as opposed to just attending and being a fly on the wall). In any case, the session was pretty interesting, and Viviane Vladimirsky, a fellow EdD student, on her work on her dissertation.Just prior to Viviane's presentation, as we were going around introducing ourselves
Guilt free break?
I saw this on PhD Comics the other day...Right before New Year's, on Moodle, EDDE 804 opened up and was available to learners...there goes my guild-free break. Now it's time to get a preview of what I need to do for class... The first two assignments are pretty straight forward (it seems). The portfolio assignment is a little more nebulous. A quick google search gives me some ideas
What's this about connectivism then?
Fri, Nov 27 2015 07:30 | assignment, cMOOC, connectivism, EDDE803, MDE620, MOOC, OER, video, youtube
Well, semester is almost over! I think that I only have about 10 more days left in my 3rd EdD semester. There must be a punchline joke here, but I am not finding it at the moment ;-) Need some more sleep!That said, for the third assignment I decided to tackle a topic that I was fairly familiar with - connectivism. My buddy for this assignment and I worked together to put together
Second life? Whatsdatnow?
Last week I was reading this article about abandoned campuses on Second Life - you know the virtual world that took the educational world by storm back in 2008(ish) and is now more or less synonymous with major flops and misdirects in educational technology.For the past few days I've been looking like a madman through old backups of screenshots I had taken when I was more active in second life; to
Some closing thoughts on EDDE 802
Sat, Apr 18 2015 18:55 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, assignment, EDDE801, EDDE802, EdTech, MOOC, PhD, reflection
Snowed in? Reading about Research?Here's a badge for you!I suspect that this won't be the last post on my blog with the EDDE 802 label, but for the purposes of a final assignment in 802 this is my reflective last post for the course. EDDE 802 was fun, but it was a challenge. The content wasn't as challenging as the framing: being placed in the role of an impartial researcher, with a specific
One more assignemnt down... One to go...
I am starting to feel like Jack Bauer in 24 as EDDE 802 progresses. 60 days down in the semester, and 25 left to go. I can hear the clock ticking down...Assignment 3 was completed this weekend, a few days before it was actually due (thank you to Lisa for the peer review!). It's a small assignment describing the conceptual frameworks that we are going to use for researching a specific research
MOOCs in a nutshell (assignment for class)
One of the things that has been keeping me busy this semester has been my inaugural semester as a Doctoral student at Athabasca University's Center for Distance Education. The semester isn't over yet,but I am slowly working at hammering out some assignments for the course. I've tried to be pro-active so that I can get the foundational reading done early in the semester so I can focus on