Academic Trading Cards
I came across this in PhD comics the other day:I am sure that the concept isn't novel - I've been trying to get my friends and colleagues to do something like this for a few years now...to no avail. ;-) I wonder if anyone in the AU EDDE cohorts wants to try something like this. Or, maybe, a Magic the gathering type of card game with academics. If you draw the George Siemens
Crowdsourcing the PhD search...
Since I have a captive, in a sense, audience, I thought I would use the power of the crowd to help me identify a suitable PhD program for myself :)Now, over the years I've been thinking about pursuing a PhD, but a sage mentor once told me that I should take at least a year break from school before making any decisions. Essentially clear the head out, think about what I like to do, and then think
Blogs in Education
I came across this presentation about blogs in Education a while back (see end of post). I actually think that blogs are a quite useful tool in an educational environment. For the student, if the blog is student-based, it provides an opportunity to start building a portfolio of academic work. The research papers that the student writes can be posted in blog format. Obviously if the paper is 30, 40,
The community manager - every online program should have one
I came across this article recently on Community Managers.For the past year or so, ever since I created a Ning community for the Instructional Design program, and helped/consulted on the creation of a Community for the Applied Linguistics online program, I've been advocating for a community manager for all online programs.What I've noticed is that there is a void in-between semesters, especially for